Violent crackdown on villagers peacefully opposing British company’s coal mine
On the afternoon of May 5th, a peaceful anti-coal demonstration by local villagers in Bangladesh suddenly turned bloody. The resort to violence is the latest in a series of events that have made the Phulbari Coal Project, proposed by London-listed GCM Resources, one of the most fiercely contested coal projects in the world.
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Many people will be displaced by the mine. See Another Time: Another Occasion to Displace People,
Bangladesh is more threatened than many countries by the rises in sea levels caused by climate change. See Bangladesh’s climate displacement nightmare,
Much background information about Phulbari and other issues in Bangladesh is at