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A rally to protest against the Public Power Corporation’s plans…

Residents from the town of Mantoudi, on the island of Evia, yesterday staged a rally to protest against the Public Power Corporation’s plans to build a coal-fired plant just 2 kilometers from their homes. Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA), attended the protest, backing the objections of residents and local organizations. He criticized Greece’s insistence on using fossil fuels for its power, saying most other European countries were curbing their use of coal and looking at other, cleaner forms of energy.