NGO sets date for Finsbury protest

Survival International is to go ahead with a protest outside the offices of city agency Finsbury after the company ignored calls to resign a controversial account.

Dongria Kondh: tribesman
Dongria Kondh: tribesman

The NGO is planning to protest outside the agency's London offices on 28 May.

This follows a letter the organisation wrote to Finsbury two weeks ago , asking the agency to resign its account.

Survival International said it has not received a response from the letter it sent Finsbury or WPP's head Martin Sorrell, the agency's parent company.

The NGO claims that mining company Vedanta is planning to mine bauxite from an Indian mountain which will destroy the lives of the 8,000 members of the Dongria Kondh tribe that live in the surrounding Niyamgiri Hills.

The British company rejects the allegations saying it is committed to socially responsible business.

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