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Climate protest halts coal train

mm | 13.06.2008 09:16 | Climate Chaos

About 30 climate campaigners have halted a train taking coal to one of Europe's biggest power stations in North Yorkshire.

A giant banner reading "Leave it in the ground" has been draped over the train bound for Drax near Selby.

One of the activists said the freight train was stopped using a red flag.

He said protesters had attached lines to the train's wheels to stop it moving. He said the intention was to start unloading coal using shovels.

A North Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: "We've been aware that there are a number of protesters at Rawcliffe.

"British Transport Police and North Yorkshire Police are responding at the scene."