Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Quote of the Day, April 14th, 2009

"This is an attempt to silence a peaceful movement of young people trying to make people aware of the greatest threat to the world. This is madness."
-Unnamed UK climate activist quoted in the Guardian (UK). According to the Guardian, UK police raided dozens of homes yesterday after preemptively arresting and detaining 119 climate activists for planning protests against coal-fired power plants. Full story here.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Is the coal lobby more powerful than free speech in UK? In Australia the tool used is to downplay protests in the media - we need blogs like WattHead to voice this protest across the world. We need a renewable future not dependant on fossil fuels - support free speech and peaceful protests!