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LMP activists shut off entrance to Samsung battery factory

Opposition LMP activists have shut off the entrances to the Samsung battery plant in God, north of Budapest.

Antal Csardi, the green party’s deputy group leader, at a press conference held at the factory on Monday, called on the government to force compliance with the court ruling in respect of the validity of Samsung SDI’s environmental permit and reduce capacity by more than 98 percent.

Neither the environmental protection office nor the local government office had shown willingness to take action, he said.

He said LMP would “persevere” with its action with the goal of forcing the plant to abide by the court’s ruling that the company was in breach of environmental regulations.

He said it was “obvious” that the government was only concerned with falling in line with the interests of multinational companies rather than protecting the health of the Hungarian public.

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