While we were pre-occupied with the Hulu Selangor by-election, some 120,000 people attended demonstrations in Germany on Saturday to protest their government’s plans to extend the life-spans of the country’s nuclear power plants.
The demonstrators formed a 120-km human chain stretching across several states. This report is from dw-world.de
Opponents of nuclear power joined hands to form a 120-kilometer human chain across northern Germany. They were protesting Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to revoke a law that would shut down nuclear plants by 2020.
Tens of thousands of people attended demonstrations on Saturday aimed at protesting the German government’s plans to extend the lives of its nuclear power plants.
Demonstrators formed a 120-kilometer (74-mile) human chain that stretched from a nuclear power plant in Brunsbuettel, through Hamburg along the Elbe River to another plant in Kruemmel.
Both reactors have been almost continuously out of service since a series of accidents in 2007.
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