12 Greenpeace activists scaled Essar's 180ft tall headquarters in tiger costumes and then rolled down a huge 36ft by 72ft banner that read, 'I Kill Forests: Essar'.
Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace drape the headquarters of Essar Group with a giant banner during a protest in Mumbai on Wednesday.
The activists were protesting against the proposed alleged destruction of Mahan forests in Singrauli, Madhya Pradesh where Essar Power has been allotted a captive coal block.
The poster was later removed in the evening and some of the activists arrested.
Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace and local farmers from Madhya Pradesh hold placards outside the headquarters of India's Essar Group, where a giant banner was unfurled on the facade of the building, during a protest in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Greenpeace activists are demanding that Essar drop the proposed coal mine project, and that PM Manmohan Singh sack Environment Minister M. Veerappa Moily.
Greenpeace activists also demonstrated outside Essar’s office in in London asking the group to drop the coal mining project in Mahan, Madhya Pradesh.