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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

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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.

ITV News Westcountry: Protesters gearing up for mass trespass

People protesting against plans to build a new nuclear power plant in Somerset are preparing to scale the fences of the proposed site.

After a weekend of action campaigners are planning a 'mass trespass' on the land earmarked for the Hinkley C station this morning.

Full permission to build the plant is still yet to be granted. The company behind the proposal, EDF Energy, say they have the support of the majority of local people.

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