Phulbari Day Observance

Phulbari Day Observance


When: August 26, 2015

Phulbari Day will take place this Wednesday, 26 August, at  6.30pm.  It marks the day when, nine years ago, a protest by local people against an open pit coal mine in Phulbari, Bangladesh resulted in  three people being killed and many more injured as the crowd was fired upon by paramilitary officers.

GCM Resources is the UK-listed company trying to implement the mining project which, if it goes ahead, will displace up to 220,000 people and wreak environmental destruction on the area.

The Phulbari coal project has been on hold since 2006 due to intense local opposition and campaigning by different organisations including Global Justice Now.

The UK Branch of the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports in Bangladesh will be meeting at 6.30pm on Wednesday 26 August at the Montefiore Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HZ to commemorate Tariqul, Al Amin and Salekin who lost their lives in the protests against the mine and to celebrate people’s power and resistance against corporate plundering.  Please come along. ‘Your presence will inspire us!’