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Power firm condemns Climate Camp video footage

The owners of Kingsnorth power station have condemned the decision by the Camp for Climate Action to host a video on its website showing examples of mass protests around the globe.

Graham Clarke, E.ON's head of business Resilience, said:“We have said all along that we respect the Camp’s right to protest but the scenes depicted in this video are completely unacceptable.

“The behaviour that the organisers of this event appear to condone completely contradicts their assurances that the event is a family-friendly affair and will cause minimal disruption to the local community.”

The footage, which can be seen at www.climatecamp.org.uk/massaction-green, shows mass assaults by protestors armed with bolt cutters.

There are also scenes of protestors marching through farmland, battling with police, brandishing flares and tearing down fences.

“If this is the way that Climate Camp wants its activists to behave then they are showing a blatant disregard for their own safety and that of others,” Graham added.

The power station team has urged the protestors to keep out of the power station in order to protect over 300 men and women who work at Kingsnorth. The company is also concerned about intruders who may be set to attempt to shut the plant down.

Kingsnorth power station produces enough power to supply the needs of more than 1.5 million families and businesses across Kent and the south east of England.

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