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Anti-Nuclear Demonstrator Killed in France

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posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 09:04 AM
A nearly ten year old protest has claimed the life of a civilian in France earlier today. A twenty-three year old protestor was ran over by a train that was carrying nuclear waste to be dumped at a waste site in northern Germany.
The 23 year old protestor Sebastien died in Avricourt, France trying to stop a a so-called CASTOR train, carrying 12 containers - holding 175 metric tons of atomic waste - from La Hague, France to Gorleben, Germany, after he was run over by the train. According to latest news, he had locked himself to the train tracks, but the train conducter saw him to late to stop in time. (1 | 2 | 3. More detailed info (en, fr ,de) will follow once others of the group can report on the events.)

Spontanous rallies to mourn his death took place in more then 25 cities in Germany, but in most cases it was decided to go on with the protest actions.

The train is expected to reach Dannenberg/Gorleben on Monday. Actions are expected along the train track as well as on the last 20 km that the transport has to do on the street. There is a general ban of demonstrations on the actual road and 50 meters on both sides of it.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Well a quick note to all protestors on ATS. If you're going to lock yourself on the frame of a railroad track, make sure you have the key very handy.

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[edit on 11/8/2004 by Simulacra]

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 09:26 AM
But at least he has a good shot at a Darwin Award, so there's a happy ending of sorts.

A better title for the article would have been "When Ideology and Reality Collide".

He probably should have been better trained, nyuck nyuck.

[edit on 11/8/2004 by Majic]

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 09:35 AM
I agree - we will no doubt see this dude in the Darwin Awards.

Now if we can just figure out a way to blame George Bush for this...

[edit on 8-11-2004 by bios]

posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 09:49 AM
I feel bad for the engineer. Just some guy driving a train to feed his family. Now he has to go to sleep everynight with the vision of him killing a man. Sure, it wasn't his fault, but I imagine there is guilt and grief over an even accidental death.

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