27 Mar '11, 12am

More than 200,000 Germans march against nuclear power via @cmswire

BERLIN - AN ESTIMATED 200,000 people took to the streets around Germany on Saturday to protest against nuclear power, upping the pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel on the eve of a critical state election. One of the organisers Ausgestrahlt said 250,000 people took part in demonstrations in four major cities marching under the banner 'Fukushima Means: No More Nuclear Power Stations.'. Marches took place in Hamburg, Cologne, Munich and the capital Berlin ahead of the vote in wealthy Baden-Wuerttemberg state on Sunday at which nuclear energy is set to be a key issue. Police said more than 100,000 took part in Berlin alone. Organisers claimed 20,000 more. In a rainy Munich, police spoke of 30,000 participants, while organisers said there were 40,000. The marches in Hamburg and Cologne attracted 50,000 and 40,000 respectively, organisers said. Hailing the protests as 'Germany...

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