World Rainforest Movement

Movement update of resistance against POSCO in Odisha, India


The protests against the establishment of POSCO’s steel plant in the Jagatsinghpur district of Odisha, India, are determined to continue until the multinational withdraws from the area. An update from the spokesperson of the local movement reveals that criminalization to those involved in the resistance is still extreme, with over two thousand people facing judicial charges. The statement denounces that “Many villagers cannot go out even when there is a medical emergency for fear of getting arrested”. They ask for support in their fight against POSCO and the criminal charges to villagers and activists as well as the reclamation of their territories and livelihoods.

See full update here.