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Kingsnorth protesters scale Laing O'Rourke offices

Climate activists “invaded” Laing O’Rourke’s Dartford Offices yesterday to protest against its bid to build Kingsnorth coal-fired power station, which they claim would “directly contribute to an unprecedented environmental catastrophe.”

Activists scaled the building, unfurling a banner which read ‘Don’t Build Kingsnorth’, whilst other groups were said to have reached the second floor of the building, “handing out leaflets and talking to staff”. The group, which calls itself ‘Don’t Build Kingsnorth’ claims the power station would emit “more carbon dioxide than the entire country of Ghana.”

Laing O’Rourke commented that “a small number of individuals held a brief peaceful protest”, claiming that protestors went to reception, were quickly asked to leave and finished their protest outside “within an hour”.

The protest follows others in June at Bam Nuttall, another of the six companies bidding for the Kingsnorth contract, which, if built, would be Britain’s first coal-fired power station in 30 years.

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