Fukushima anniversary sees UK's largest anti-nuclear protest in decades

Hinkley Point demonstration (10th March 2012)This weekend saw the UK commemorate the first anniversary of the Fukushima disaster with the country‚Äôs largest anti-nuclear power protest in decades. 

On Saturday 10th March, over 1,000 demonstrators surrounded the site at Hinkley Point in Somerset, where EDF Energy is seeking to build a new mega-reactor. A 24-hour blockade was also successfully carried out, with over 100 building a mini tent city around the facility.

Joining the demonstration, coordinated by the Stop New Nuclear alliance, were leading environmentalists Jonathan Porritt and Caroline Lucas MP, leader of the Green Party. They spoke alongside Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND, to commemorate the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant and to call on the government to halt its plans to build eight new nuclear power stations.

Caroline Lucas MP addresses demonstrators

The weekend's events received excellent press coverage, with reports by the Press Association, BBC, Bloomberg, the Morning Star, MSN news and many local and regional outlets. For further press coverage, click here.