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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 October 2007, 15:15 GMT 16:15 UK
Plant demonstrators free on bail
The chimney at Kingsnorth Power Station
Gordon Brown's name was written on the side of the chimney
All 24 people arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and unlawful trespass after a Greenpeace protest at a Kent power station have been freed on bail.

Eight women and 12 men were initially freed pending a Crown Prosecution Service decision. A further four were bailed on Wednesday afternoon.

During the incident, the name of the Prime Minister was painted on a chimney and equipment was temporarily halted.

The 36-hour protest was over E.ON UK's plans for new coal-fired units.

The company wants to build a plant on the Kingsnorth site that could supply electricity to 1.5 million homes.

But Greenpeace says it will pump carbon dioxide into the atmosphere and claims it will create a precedent for more coal plants in the future.

Kent Police said 20,000 worth of damage was caused to the chimney.

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