Friday, 1 October 2010

Spanish protest against nuclear waste storage

Several sites were proposed in the past for the storage of nuclear waste, the latest being Zarra, in the province of Valencia, near Albacete. About 1,500 people took part in the a protest against this.
According to one report, the police arrested 16 activists, including the mayor and 15 local citizens of the town/village of Ayora today.

According to another Spanish language news report, 20 local activists from Albacete have been charged with traffic offences, civil disobedience, and public order offences for last weeks actions, which includes a blockade of the A31 between Alicante and Madrid

According to the same report, about 100 people are being investigated, and 25 were detained., organised by the "Plataforma contra el ATC de Zarra".

About 300 people demonstrated today in Valencia in solidarity with those accused