Thousands march to protest nuclear power

Protesters in Basel and Bern have had their say on the controversial topic of nuclear energy. Some 2,000 people from Switzerland, France and Germany gathered in Basel on Monday for a parade demanding the shutdown of the ageing nuclear plant in Fessenheim, north of Basel.

They carried banners reading, “Nuclear power, no thanks” and “Shut down Fessenheim”. A number of politicians also attended the event, including Guy Morin, president of the Basel City cantonal government.

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