Protesters block nuclear storage facility in German town of Gorleben
Every year when the nuclear waste arrives in Gorleben in the middle of North-Germany, thousands of people form the area and all over the country protest. They chain themselves to the traintracks or make a (legal) „sitting-blockade“, telling the state that they don’t agree with the risky and expensive form of making energy from nuclear fission. The state answers with putting a halt on democratic rights at this time and regularly beating people up and doing stuff you wouldn’t expect in a „civilised“ country.
Yesterday, some brave protesters said „no!“ to storing nuclear waste in an unsafe underground shelter. But we anti-nuke-protesters in Germany are aware of the responsibility and we do not want to put our nuclear waste in some poor part of the world but have to come up with our own solution. But the German government has two criteria: 1. take Gorleben as final to say „there is no storage or security problem“, hence having a positive momentum for nuclear power, 2. not to put the final storage place where there conservative rich people live (usually South-Germany).