Greenpeace Activists Nabbed for Breaking Into French NPP

World | July 15, 2013, Monday // 16:37
Bulgaria: Greenpeace Activists Nabbed for Breaking Into French NPP A handout photograph by environmental group Greenpeace shows a banner hanging from the Tricastin nuclear power near Pierrelatte, Southern France, 15 July 2013. Photo by EPA/BGNES

French police authorities have arrested some 30 Greenpeace environmental activists who broke into a nuclear power plant.

The activists invaded state-owned nuclear power utility Electricite de France's Tricastin power plant complex in southern France, according to international media.

They projected a video on the side of one of the plant's buildings that said "Tricastin Nuclear Accident" and showed the image of a giant crack forming across the building's facade.

Police said French activists were accompanied by Italians, Romanians and Spaniards. Some chained themselves to parts of the building, making the police operation to detain them difficult, according to the BBC.

The French Interior Ministry has noted that the demonstrators did not get into the most secure areas of the nuclear power plant.

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