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Protests delay nuclear waste delivery to German

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Protests delay nuclear waste delivery to German


There have been scuffles between German police and anti-nuclear protesters over a train carrying atomic waste from France. Large demonstrations have delayed the arrival of containers heading to Gorleben. Yesterday police broke up a blockade by activists and farmers with tractors near the town where the material is due to be stored.

That led to a change in tactics today. Several activists of the “Robin Wood” environmental group managed to block the train’s journey by dangling from ropes above the rail tracks. Elsewhere, in nearby woods close to Harlingen, police on horseback and with water cannons arrested a number of people who were charged with trying to block transport of the waste material.

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