Greenpeace activists play dead at power plant

03-12-2009

Thirteen activists from the environmental organisation Greenpeace staged a protest on Thursday at an electrical power plant run by Czech energy giant ČEZ. Greenpeace said the activists, who played dead in front of the entrance to the Prunéřov plant, were symbolising the casualties that could be attributed to the power station over the last six months. According to Greenpeace, the Prunéřov power plant is the largest source of greenhouse gasses in the Czech Republic. In June, organisation members climbed a 300-metre smokestack, calling for more eco-friendly technology for coal burning.