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Downing Street protest against nuclear power

Issue No. 2244

Anti-nuclear protesters gathered outside Downing Street last Sunday. They called on the government to abandon plans to build new nuclear plants and close existing ones.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) called the protest following the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Up to 100 people joined it.

Janet Lencioni, a grandmother, said that Fukushima was “probably one of the most appalling disasters I’ve seen in my lifetime”.

Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND, told Socialist Worker, “The government argues that nuclear power is safe and clean. We have to demolish that myth.

“It’s not carbon-neutral, it’s not cheap, it’s not green and it’s not safe.”

Protests also took place in Manchester and Plymouth last week.

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Tue 22 Mar 2011, 17:18 GMT
Issue No. 2244
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