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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.

ITV News Westcountry: Hinkley protest : lunchtime report

At least six people have been arrested during a protest outside the proposed building site for a new nuclear power plant in Somerset.

Several campaigners tried to climb over the fence around the land at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater.

Source (including video): http://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/update/2012-10-08/hinkley-protest-lu...

Heart.co.uk: Arrests at anti-nuclear protest

Six protesters have been arrested during a mass trespass at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

More than 50 people swooped on the perimeter fence of the land earmarked for two new EPR mega-reactors next to the existing power plant just after dawn on Monday 8th October.

Anti-nuclear activists claims major victory in mass trespass

Press release for immediate use
8.10.12

At least eight protesters have been arrested during a mass trespass at the Hinkley Point nuclear power station in Somerset.

More than 50 people swooped on the perimeter fence of the land earmarked for two new EPR mega-reactors next to the existing power plant just after dawn.

Dozens fanned out around the 5-miles long fence while others held banners and placards outside the main security gate. A 14-foot banner reading, “Nuclear disaster zone. Boycott EDF” was hung across the gate.

ITV News Westcountry: Protesters scale fence at Hinkley Point

At least two protesters have managed to get onto the other side of the fence at Hinkley Point. Another was stopped by police as she tried to climb over.

More protesters have turned up with telescopic ladders. Police will not allow them to use them to put up posters.

Protesters have prepared 500 wild flower 'seed bombs' which they are throwing over the fence. They say they want to symbolically reclaim the land for nature.

Green Party leader Natalie Bennett has arrived to support the action of the protesters.

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