Locals form human chain to protest power plant plans in Turkey’s Eskişehir
ESKİŞEHİR – Doğan News Agency
The locals met at the Porsuk Avenue of the İstiklal neighborhood after calls were made on social media sites. They then held hands and formed a human chain wearing operating room masks. Among the protestors were main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) lawmaker Utku Çakırözer and CHP Odunpazı district mayor Kazım Kurt.
“We have gathered together to protect our right to nature and life. If a coal-fired power plant is established here, it would seriously damage Eskişehir’s tourism, sepiolite [production], air, water, brand value and economy. Everyone should be aware of the risks of coal-fired power plants,” Odunpazarı City Council Head İsmail Kumru said.
Following the speeches, the crowd clapped hands and then dispersed.