German police remove activists blocking nuclear waste train

8th November 2010, Comments 0 comments

German police said Monday they had dispersed activists who were blocking a train carrying nuclear waste from France to a storage facility in Germany.

The operation to remove protestors blocking the rail line leading to the nuclear storage facility lasted throughout the night, police said.

"The evacuation is completed, there is nobody left on the tracks," a police spokeswoman told AFP.

Around 3,000 protestors who were blocking the tracks at Harlingen, about 15 kilometres (nine miles) from the rail station at Dannenberg, were cleared away in a peaceful operation, police said.

© 2010 AFP

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