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Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant
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More than 20 Greenpeace activists have staged a break-in at Tricastin nuclear plant in southern France.

They projected images and slogans onto the chimneys which declared: ‘Tricastin: a nuclear accident’ and ‘Francois Hollande: president of a catastrophe?’

France’s interior ministry confirmed that 21 people were arrested for unauthorised access at Tricastin, including French, Italian, Spanish and Romanian nationals.

Greenpeace said it wanted France’s president to honour his pledge to cut nuclear energy from 75 percent of the country’s electricity to 50 percent, and called for the 30 year old plant to be closed.

A year ago, activists parachuted into the grounds of the Bugey plant near Lyon in a stunt aimed at revealing what they said were security flaws.