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Burnham-on-sea.com: Seven arrests as 30 protesters scale perimeter fences at Hinkley Point

Seven people were arrested during a mass trespass at Hinkley Point power station, near Burnham-On-Sea, on Monday (October 8th).

The Stop New Nuclear Alliance said around 30 people had managed to get over the perimeter fence while three had attached themselves to the fence with locks and a further 20 had blocked the main gate.

More than 50 police officers guarded the power station as a weekend of action against the government's plans to build a third nuclear reactor, Hinkley Point C, were held.

Western Daily Press: Six arrests in protest over Hinkley Point nuclear site

Six people were arrested during a mass trespass at the site of the proposed Hinkley C nuclear power station as campaigners dodged security staff and police to scale barbed wire-topped fencing.

More than 50 people from an alliance of anti-nuclear organisations were determined to breach the barrier to plant symbolic wildflower seeds on land they believe is being desecrated. A dozen succeeded.

Demotix: Arrests at Hinkley anti-nuclear protest

Anti-nuclear protesters targeted the proposed Hinkley C nuclear power station, climbing over and cutting holes in the fence. Police made several arrests.

Demonstrators from a group called 'Stop New Nuclear', today staged a trespass of the proposed nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point, near Bridgwater, Somerset. It was the culmination of a weekend of action which began with them setting up a makeshift camp next to the current power station on Friday and a march & rally in Bridgwater on Saturday.

BBC News Somerset: Hinkley Point: Arrests over trespass

Seven people have been arrested as anti-nuclear protesters carried out a planned trespass at Hinkley Point.

More than 50 police officers attended the site as a weekend of action against government plans to build a third nuclear reactor drew to a close.

An EDF Energy spokesman said 15 people had trespassed on to its land.

The BBC's Clinton Rogers estimated that 50 protesters had been on site and he said he had seen "a handful" over the other side of the perimeter fence.

Energy Live News: Seven people arrested at Hinkley anti-nuclear protest

Seven people were arrested during an anti-nuclear protest at Hinkley Point today.

The ‘Stop New Nuclear’ alliance attracted more than 50 protestors in Somerset this morning to stop EDF’s plans to build new nuclear plants at the Hinkley site.

A spokesperson for Avon and Somerset police told ELN the reasons for the arrests included “criminal damage” and “going equipped with the intention of criminal damage”.

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