Monday, 8 November 2010
3,000 German anti nuclear protestors block a train carrying radioactive waste.
The train called Castor, carrying radioactive waste from the French nuclear reprocessing plant at Cap la Hague to a site in Germany is stuck shortly before Dannenberg (and is already more than 12 hours delayed), as several thousand people are sitting on the railway blocking it, in difficult terrain. In addition, tractors of local farmers are blocking police water canons and other heavy vehicles.
The latest press release from the group WiderSetzen (http://widersetzen.de), the group organising the blockade on the railways, states:
"We cannot be cleared! This blockade can not and should not be cleared during darkness. Left and right of the railway are steep inclinations, the police can't carry people up there. The police has to remain cool-headed now! The politicians are responsible for this situation, and they have to return the Castor. The Castor can't continue tonight. The German government cannot continue this nuclear policy!"
There was some news that the train is now being circled with razor wire for the night, and will not continue during the night. In any case - first the police would need to get rid of 3,000 people.
Posted by Reg Illingworth at 16:03