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.

The protest is being staged by members of Leave it in the Ground, a group which campaigns against open cast mining.

In a statement released by the group, the activists said they had enough supplies to remain on the train for several days.

From the BBC

And also on the Guardian

Radio 4 discussion about coal

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