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Last Updated: Thursday, 31 August 2006, 18:05 GMT 19:05 UK
In pictures: Protest at Drax power station

Protester at Drax power station

Demonstrators have been camping near Drax power station for days to campaign against climate change.

Protester at Drax power station

Demonstrators organised a day of "mass action" at the camp near Selby in North Yorkshire in a bid to disrupt operations.

Protesters at Drax power station

Police were drafted in from seven forces and prepared themselves for 2,000 protesters, but about 600 turned up.

Police and protesters at Drax power station

There were a small number of minor scuffles and 38 people were arrested, police said.

Police and protesters at Drax power station

There was a carnival atmosphere amongst many protesters, who dressed up for the occasion.

Police at Drax power station

Police set up road blocks to prevent campaigners gaining access to the plant.

Demonstrators at Drax power station

Police kept a close eye on demonstrators as they marched around the site chanting and waving banners.

Drax power station

Drax power station is the biggest coal-fired power station in Europe and campaigners say it should be shut down.




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