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Coal plant protesters target E.ON

A protester being taken from the building
Protesters dressed as Father Christmas were made to leave

Environmental protesters have been arrested after demonstrating at an energy company's headquarters.

Eight protesters dressed as Father Christmas protested in the reception area of the E.ON offices at Westwood Business Park, near Coventry.

They were demonstrating against the firm's plans to build the UK's first new coal-fired power station for 24 years in Kingsnorth, Kent.

West Midlands Police said four protesters had been arrested.

E.ON is currently awaiting permission from the government to build the station in Kent, where environmental campaigners staged a protest in August.

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