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Bhopal victims stage own ‘Olympics’ to protest Dow sponsorship (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

Saturday, July 28, 2012



Bhopal victims stage own ‘Olympics’ to protest Dow sponsorship (VIDEO, PHOTOS)


Dozens of disabled kids affected by the 1984 Bhopal disaster, one of the world’s worst-ever industrial catastrophes, have held their own Games to protest against the London Olympics sponsorship by Dow Chemical.

­The children, aged five to 16 and cheered by their nearest and dearest, have participated in 10 sports in Bhopal during the “Special Olympics". The move was aimed to attract attention to the responsibilities of the company, which has a contract with the IOC until 2020 and, in particular, is a sponsor of London Olympics.

Dow Chemical has repeatedly denied any involvement in the tragedy and refuses to add to the $470-million compensation paid out in 1989..... MORE

SourceRT.com

URL: http://www.rt.com/news/olympics-bhopal-games-dow-disaster-160/

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