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Police expecting riots to greet next radioactive waste transport

The Local · 16 Oct 2010, 14:25

Published: 16 Oct 2010 14:25 GMT+02:00

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The Federal Criminal Police (BKA) are also expecting specific acts of sabotage on the train lines on which the transport will travel, according to news magazine Focus, which quoted a confidential report from within the authority.

Compared with the last few years, a "considerably higher level of protest and increasingly readiness for violence" should be expected, the report says.

In particular, the growing influence of extreme left-wing groups can be seen on the citizens’ protest movement, reported Focus, adding that the involvement of the so-called Black Block group of violent left-wingers could not be ruled out.

More than 80 politically-motivated crimes have been recorded by the BKA in conjunction with the topic of nuclear energy – most were registered in Lower Saxony, with 53 cases, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin, both of which recorded ten cases.

The cases ranged from verbal abuse and resisting arrest, to breaking the law on assembly, trespassing and even arson.

The public prosecutor in Lüneburg has already initiated around 500 investigations against nuclear power opponents, who have claimed responsibility for acts of sabotage against the rail line leading to the storage facility in Gorleben.

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The next transport is due to leave the French port of La Hague en route to Gorleben on November 5.


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16:15 October 16, 2010 by maxbrando
Why do protesters believe they can sabotage radioactive waste in my neighborhood? Any act of attermpted sabotage should merit a stiff sentence in an African jail. These lily-white females believe they are immune from retqaliation. They believe they can then go home to a warm, comfortable home and chat about the damage they have done.
00:27 October 17, 2010 by Prufrock2010
Some people don't believe that nuclear waste should be transported from France to Germany where it will continue to contaminate for perhaps millenia. It's not okay to sabotage the rail lines in your neighborhood. Is it okay to contaminate somebody else's neighborhood with radioactive waste? Why doesn't France deal with its own nuclear waste?

Not all protesters are rabid left-wing crazies. Many of them are just concerned citizens who have been ignored by this government on this issue for two decades.
13:19 October 17, 2010 by roterkopf23
Lillie white?
16:08 October 20, 2010 by maxbrando
If Prufrock 2010 actually had some facts at hand he would know that the radioactive waste was only processed by France FOR Germany. This is German stuff, not French. It's just coming back home.
05:00 October 21, 2010 by Diet Simon
For more on what's coming see http://indymedia.org.au/2010/10/16/german-anti-nuclear-activists-to-cripple-railway.
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