A large-scale protest against the construction of an open-cast coal mine in Fos-y-fran, South Wales. Climate activists from across Wales and local residents, took direct action by occupying the construction site and chaining themselves to the excavation machinery. The protest is a symbol of the battle against climate change and a challenge to the government’s stance on the issue, with the protesters accusing the government of hypocrisy for participating in international talks on reducing carbon emissions while supporting the development of new coal mines at home. The protesters believe that the use of coal, the dirtiest fuel, will have a devastating impact on the global climate and will undermine efforts to address the issue.