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Second Major Protest Against Coca-Cola in India in New Year

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The community led struggles against Coca-Cola have started out very strong in 2005. This promises to be a difficult year for Coca-Cola in India. Support the campaign by sending a fax to Coca-Cola.

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PRESS: January 13, 2005
Second Massive Protest Against Coca-Cola in India in New Year

On January 15, 2005, over a thousand people are expected to take part in blockading the entrance to one of Coca-Cola's largest bottling plants in India — in Plachimada, Kerala — to demand that the bottling plant shut down permanently. January 15 also marks the 1000th day anniversary of a permanent dharna (vigil) that has been set up directly in front of the factory gates by the local community groups rallying against the Coca-Cola plant in the southern state of Kerala.

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PRESS: Over 500 March to Condemn Violence at Coca-Cola Protest in Mehdiganj
Posted: January 7, 2005

Over 500 community residents from Mehdiganj and surrounding villages marched towards the gates of Coca-Cola's bottling plant in Mehdiganj on January 6, 2005. Protesters marched with their mouths covered by black ribbons and their hands tied to specifically bring attention to the non-violent nature of the community-led campaign and to protest the violence directed at the demonstrators on November 24, 2004.

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