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Stora Enso To File Complaint After Mill Protest

Jan. 4, 2008 - Stora Enso said it will file a criminal complaint about the demonstration that took place at its Kemijärvi pulp mill yesterday.

"We are notifying the authorities, after which there will be an investigation on what has happened," said Kari Vainio, head of Stora Enso's corporate communications.

Some 300 employees and members of the community held a peaceful demonstration inside the mill yesterday afternoon in protest of Stora Enso's plan to shut down the facility in June 2008.

According to the Finnish news agency STT, the protest did not interfere with the operation of the mill and production went ahead normally all through the event.

"The takeover was peaceful. We have no knowledge of anything being broken," Mr Vainio said.

The demonstration came to an end about one hour after it had begun when Tapio Ylikangas, the mill director, arrived on the scene with the police and asked the demonstrators to leave, the STT report said.

The Kemijärvi mill employs about 240 people and has an annual production capacity of 250,000 tons of softwood pulp.

SOURCE: STT

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