Thousands in France mark Chernobyl with protests

By Arnaud Bouvier (AFP)

STRASBOURG, France — Thousands staged anti-nuclear protests around France on Monday, demanding reactors be closed on the eve of the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl and after Japan’s Fukushima nuclear accident.

Between 6,000 and 9,000 mostly German activists took to different bridges on the Rhine between Germany and France, AFP journalists reported, with the main Easter Monday demonstration involving hundreds in a so-called “die in” at Strasbourg.

The protest at the midway point on the Pont de l’Europe joining Strasbourg in eastern France and Kehl in Germany aimed to show that “radioactivity knows no borders,” said organiser Remi Verdet.

“We’re here to remind people that zero risk does not exist,” he said.

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