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India: Protesters hold rally on 38th anniversary of Bhopal gas disaster03:44

India: Protesters hold rally on 38th anniversary of Bhopal gas disaster

India, Bhopal
December 4, 2022 at 11:34 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters held a rally in the Indian city of Bhopal, on Friday, to mark the 38th anniversary and demand justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas leak disaster.

Footage features protesters marching towards the closed Union Carbide factory with placards reading '38 years of struggle for justice and a life of dignity' and 'US Government protecting killers of Bhopal'. Demonstrators could also be seen dragging effigy of CEO of Dow Chemicals Jim Fitterling, later kicking it and setting it on fire.

Convenor of Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti, Sadna Karnik claimed it is 'American system and the European system which is why the Bhopal accident happened'.

'We will continue this fight till the end, we are with the gas victims and we will unite them and we will achieve our demands, and this fight, the struggle of gas victims will go on, until justice is got," she stressed.

Around 42,000 kilograms (92,254 pounds) of deadly methyl isocyanate gas were released into the atmosphere in Bhopal on December 3, 1984. Amnesty International estimates that around 7,000 people died as a result of the leak within the first three days. Other activists say the total number of dead since 1984 is over 25,000.

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Hundreds of protesters held a rally in the Indian city of Bhopal, on Friday, to mark the 38th anniversary and demand justice for the victims of the Bhopal gas leak disaster.

Footage features protesters marching towards the closed Union Carbide factory with placards reading '38 years of struggle for justice and a life of dignity' and 'US Government protecting killers of Bhopal'. Demonstrators could also be seen dragging effigy of CEO of Dow Chemicals Jim Fitterling, later kicking it and setting it on fire.

Convenor of Bhopal Gas Peedit Sangharsh Sahayog Samiti, Sadna Karnik claimed it is 'American system and the European system which is why the Bhopal accident happened'.

'We will continue this fight till the end, we are with the gas victims and we will unite them and we will achieve our demands, and this fight, the struggle of gas victims will go on, until justice is got," she stressed.

Around 42,000 kilograms (92,254 pounds) of deadly methyl isocyanate gas were released into the atmosphere in Bhopal on December 3, 1984. Amnesty International estimates that around 7,000 people died as a result of the leak within the first three days. Other activists say the total number of dead since 1984 is over 25,000.