The Castor, a train transporting nuclear waste is supposed to start from France during the evening of Friday, 10. November. Protests are already taking place at the destination of the trains, the Wendland in Germany.
Translation of a report on Indymedia Germany http://de.indymedia.org/2006/11/161562.shtml
students march in Lüchow
„We believe that those violent actions are taken by a few isolated persons, that will not be received well with the mass of peaceful protesters“, states a police press release. „few isolated persons“, hear hear. More interesting in that respect is the 'more common' march of the students today in Lüchow.
About 600 students protested in the district town against the nuclear waste transport drawing closer. This is more than during the last few years. Unlike past marches, this march remained calm and relaxed. Apparently the police against all odds did learn from past experiences. They were hardly to be seen. They were so absent, that they didn't even care to regulate the traffic. Cars and trucks were driving beside and in the demonstration. No effort at all was undertaken to regulate the traffic in a way to make the student march safe. Not only the car and truck drivers must have been surprised. Given the danger of 40 ton trucks in the middle of a gathering of students, this was not a convincing piece of police work.
Surprise? No, as, just like in the last few years, 10,000 officers have been ordered to the Wendland to guide 12 ton „thermos bottles“ filled with nuclear waste over local roads. This appears to be more important than young citizens who exercise their legal rights to protest. This time nothing happened...