Nuclear Protests Turn Violent

Demonstrators against nuclear power attack police, face water cannon
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Nov 8, 2010 5:45 AM CST
Police officers stand in front of containers carrying nuclear waste as they arrive in Dannenberg, northern Germany, Monday, Nov. 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
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(Newser) – Protesters railing against the use and storage of nuclear materials in Germany became violent yesterday, lashing out against police with sticks and pepper spray, CNN reports. Police responded with mounted officers and water cannon. Anger was prompted by a train carrying nuclear waste to Germany from France for storage. The protests follow an unpopular government plan to keep nuclear plants running 12 years longer than originally scheduled.

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