Posted: Mar 18, 2014 2:16 AM
Updated: Mar 18, 2014 2:16 AM
PARIS (AP) More than 60 Greenpeace activists have occupied a nuclear plant in eastern France to protest the nation's reliance on atomic power.
Activisits hung a banner reading "Stop Risking Europe" next to one of the reactors at the Fessenheim nuclear power plant. In a statement Tuesday Greenpeace France said the activists had come from 14 countries across Europe "to denounce the risk to Europe from France's nuclear power," and to promote a transition to other energy sources.
This protest comes a month after Greenpeace dumped a truckload of coal at the doorstep of France's presidential palace. The group wants European countries to commit to raising their percentage of renewable energy use to 45 percent by 2030.
Police were in the process of arresting the activists Tuesday morning.