Polish miners, power workers, protest shift away from coal in Warsaw, Poland
This footage was filmed and produced 9 June 2021. Thousands of Polish coal mining and power workers protested in Warsaw Wednesday, June 9, against the gradual phasing out of coal extraction and use and against a European Union court order to immediately close down a mine. Trade unions organizing the protest with banners and noisy horns said Europe’s shift from coal — which is abundant in Poland but polluting — towards renewable energy will eliminate hundreds of thousands of jobs in the country. The protesters also argued that the policy would threaten Poland’s energy security and make the country dependent on fuel and power imports from Germany and Russia.