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Hundreds protest at fossil-fuel plant

September 27, 2009|Times Wire Reports

Hundreds of activists protested against the use of fossil fuels, but were blocked from entering a coal-firing plant they had hoped to shut down by chaining themselves to conveyor belts.

Police held back the 1,500 or so protesters from entering the coal- and oil-fueled Amagervaerket power station on Copenhagen's Amager Island, police spokesman Flemming Steen Munch said.

About 100 people were taken into custody, Danish news agency Ritzau said.

The protesters aimed to stop operations at the plant, owned by Swedish energy firm Vattenfall, to draw attention to their demands for stronger climate policies from politicians and energy companies before the United Nations climate conference in December in Copenhagen.

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