Video: 200,000 protest nuclear power

Published: March 9th, 2013 at 11:33 am ET
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CNA ENGLISH NEWS, March 9, 2013: 200,000 take part in Taiwan’s anti-nuclear protest [...] In what organizers called the largest anti-nuclear protest in Taiwan, an estimated 200,000 people took to the streets in several parts of the island on Saturday to call for the scrapping of nuclear power plants. The protest was held simultaneously in northern, central, southern and eastern Taiwan just two days before the second anniversary of the meltdown of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant in the wake of the big earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011. [...] Later Saturday, a spokeswoman for the Presidential Office said President Ma Ying-jeou was willing to have dialogues with anti-nuclear groups and listen to their suggestions on how Taiwan can find alternatives for nuclear power. [...]

The China Post, March 10, 2013: [...] Over 100 civic groups joined the nationwide event, including the I am Human group and Victims of Nuclear Power, from Northern Taiwan. Despite the unseasonably hot and humid weather, people flooded into the street in front of the Presidential Office, with some even decked out in heavy costumes. Police estimates put attendance in Taipei at over 50,000, with some 8,000 each in Taichung and Kaohsiung. The event’s main organizers, however, estimated that 120,000 protesters turned out in Taipei and 200,000 nationwide. [...]

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15 comments to Video: 200,000 protest nuclear power

  • AGreenRoad AGreenRoad

    It is only a matter of time before this genocidal, nation suicide causing energy source dooms all nations using it, and quite possibly all life on Earth..

    Gorbachev; Chernobyl Nuclear Accident Was Real Cause Of The Collapse of Soviet Union; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/12/gorbachev-chernobyl-nuclear-accident.html

    30 Ways The Nuclear Industry Deceives Everyone; via A Green Road http://agreenroad.blogspot.com/2012/03/primer-in-art-of-deception-cult-of.html


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  • Proton

    Just North(40 miles) of me in the USA, an enormous wind farm sprung up basically overnight about 1 year ago. They keep adding more turbines also. They are usually spinning a good clip whenever I pass on the expressway nearby. I think there is over 100 in a ~50 sq. mile area.

    I wish they would change the color of the nighttime lighting though… A pale blue light would be really nice on them.


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    • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

      though your story is interesting Proton, I'm curious as to why it's here and not being placed in the OT forum or Alt-energy forum?


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      • Proton

        Last sentence of the first paragraph above is why… :) just trying doing my part


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        • AFTERSHOCK AFTERSHOCK

          at a lose to what you're referring to, Proton.

          While I'm with you on supporting renewables, we must make the effort to keep our posts relevant to the subject matter. It's not as though we're not given leeway on enenews, as this site's administration has been kind enough to make space for our personal use. They allow much freedom of expression but do ask that we 'read the fine print' before hitting the 'submit' button.

          If we're to avoid 'sliding' every article into oblivion, we need to honor their proscription against wittingly or unwittingly doing so; which is done by staying on topic. And please don't feel that I'm personally singling you out. I'm not. But I have noticed lately, 'tag-teams' posting innocuous commentary and then using them to slide important subjects and articles onto a trash heap. Hopefully, you'd have nothing to do with such covert activity…


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  • weeman

    Thank you so very much from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone of you who took part in the demonstration, fight the good fight and you will prevail, be well and carry the flag high.


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  • Proton

    I see wind-energy in use all the time… An awesome alternative to nuclear.


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  • m a x l i

    The video in the box shows an anti-nuclear demonstration on saturday in TOKYO. The text is about anti-nuclear demonstrations in TAIWAN. Have a look here (german text and some photos):
    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/jahrestag-des-fukushima-gau-japaner-demonstrieren-gegen-atomkraft-a-887815.html
    The guy in the helicopter is speaking japanese, and you can compare the helicopter video to photo No. 1 in my link.
    According to organisers, 13,000 people demonstrated on saturday. And there will be more protests on sunday. On monday, there will be commemorations all over Japan for the victims of the tsunami.


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  • CaptD CaptD

    Tomorrow is the second anniversary of 3/11/11, expect to see global demonstrations, as ever more people realize the RISK of using nuclear and that they are in reality Energy Slaves to their Utilities that think more about their own shareholder profits than their ratepayers…

    Just Say N☢ to Nuclear…


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    • Johnny Blade

      It IS 3/11 in Japan today,but then it never stopped being 311 in Japan and unless I saw it in person as a participant-I wouldn't expect MSM to break policy and broadcast footage or even mention anti-nuclear demonstrations of ANY size to be aired!! If concerned citizens who follow the ongoing ELE/disaster managed to get through to at least two more members of the public/victims and they in turn "educate" more people and manage to bypass their "programming" & dulled senses to "hotwire" & restart the part of their brain that controls "common-sense & logic" MAYBE the increased opposition will finally place enough pressure on the colluding govt.'s & industry to finally "CEASE & DESIST" ALL NUKE ACTIVITIES except shifting resources & energy to deal with their FUKuP and do whatever it will take to allow our planet & all its life-forms including us to survive?!! Anything less won't work IMO….. :| ~**


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      • CaptD CaptD

        Of course you are correct, it is up to each of US to make others aware of what has happened and to do that we must dedicate our time to stand up for those that have no voice either because their Government does not allow it or because they do not have the technology to do it!

        The Japanese people are suffering and they will continue to suffer as long as their Government "bows" to the Utility "Gangs"; remember TEPCO is now owned by the Japanese people, since the bail but yet nothing has changed except who profits from Big Nuclear!

        Lets be specific, the "clean up" will enrich the Utility "gangs" with Billions of ADDITIONAL YEN in which to further cement their relationship with Japanese Leaders by Nuclear Payback*, so if the Japanese people become powerless to stop them the rest of US will suffer because the ongoing burning and dumping of radioactive waste will only further pollute the Earth's atmosphere and oceans…

        If the rest of humanity does nothing to stop them, they will only enable the nuclear industry to make things worse for all of US.

        We still have a voice, and if we choose to not use it them we also become part of the problem instead of part of the solution!

        The Germans and now the Taiwanese have stepped up, now it our turn!

        * http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Nuclear+payback

        Those that support nuclear power because nuclear power somehow supports them; no matter what the health implications or other "costs" are for…


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  • TheBigPicture TheBigPicture

    It's good people are waking up and demanding an end to nuclear.


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