Arrests and injuries, route changed, transport delayed

City of Caen: 7 persons were arrested yesterday and got free again this evening but will have to pay a bail of 15.000 euros before 10 days. 3 of them were injured by riot police brutally cutting the chains have been moved to hospital, 2 with serious burns on their arms needing a skin transplant, 1 with some hand’s sinews cut needing surgery. Their lawyer intends to prosecute the riot policemen for unnecessary and deliberate violence. Several organisations probably will support this way.

The route of the train has been secretly changed during last night. It passed through the large cities of Reims and Strasbourg . Mayors & local authorities were not informed.

Today, November 6: This morning about 10 Greenpeace activists were arrested near the border before starting to block the train.

City of Berg : 1250 persons sitting on the railway track.

City of Kehl, at the German border: 3 activists hanging from a bridge stopped the train for 2 hours.

7pm: City of Dannenberg: peaceful demo by thousands of people.

In Germany , the train consists of 2 locomotives, 6 carriages for riot police, 11 CASTOR wagons ( nuclear waste), another 6 carriages for riot police and another 2 locomotives.

The train is now much delayed due to many protest actions.

Sophie Morel
( Réseau Sortir du Nucleaire)

Anti-nuclear rally protests against ‘Chernobyl on wheels’

Protesters confront Areva shipment of 123 tonnes of radioactive waste on 900-mile run from France to Germany. About 30,000 anti-nuclear protesters are expected to demonstrate tomorrow against a shipment of highly radioactive nuclear waste, nicknamed “Chernobyl on wheels”, that is being moved across France and Germany by train.

Read article on Guardian website

Atomic waste train back on move after anti-nuclear blockade

A train carrying reprocessed nuclear waste from France to Germany is back on the move after being blocked by protesters. The almost yearly shipment to Gorleben has become a focus for German anti-nuclear activism.

Read article on Deutsche Welle homepage

Short Video about the blockade in Caen made by an activist on YouTube