Members of PAWB travelled to Somerset to take part in the mass blockade at the gates of Hinkley Point power station on Monday, 3 October, in protest at EDF’s plans for the largest nuclear plant ever built in the UK.
Protesters stayed in front of the closed main gates for nine hours, from daybreak at 7am until after 4pm. There were numerous colourful banners, street theatre re-creating a Fukishima-style evacuation and music from the band Seize the Day.
The message given out by the protest was that a new nuclear power station at Hinkley would bring even greater danger and – especially after Germany ‘s decision to phase out nuclear – is simply not needed to keep the lights on.
Thanks to Roger Creagh-Osborne for the photos