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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”.

Arrests at mass trespass of Hinkley Point nuclear power station

More than 200 actvitists squatted a field next to Hinkley Point nuclear power station for three days of protests. On Monday 8th October, 50 people stormed the site earmarked for two new mega nuclear reactors. The protest aimed to highlight the huge environmental and financial costs of the government's bid to build 8 new nuclear power stations in the UK. The protest also highlight the huge amounts of highly toxic radioactive waste that will be stored on site for over 100 years if the new EPR reactors are built.

Update on mass trespass at Hinkley Point

Press release
08.10.12

The Stop New Nuclear Alliance can now confirm that a total of six people have been arrested following the mass trespass at Hinkley Point nuclear power station. Around 30 people managed to get over the perimeter fence. Three people attached themselves to the fence with bicycle locks. More than 20 others gathered outside the main gate.

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