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At least six people have been arrested during a protest outside the proposed building site for a new nuclear power plant in Somerset.
Several campaigners tried to climb over the fence around the land at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater.
People protesting against plans to build a new nuclear power plant in Somerset are preparing to scale the fences of the proposed site.
After a weekend of action campaigners are planning a 'mass trespass' on the land earmarked for the Hinkley C station this morning.
Full permission to build the plant is still yet to be granted. The company behind the proposal, EDF Energy, say they have the support of the majority of local people.
Anti-nuclear campaigners from all over Britain converged on Somerset today for a mass rally in protest against the Hinkley C nuclear power station.
They gathered in Bridgwater and wheeled symbolic barrels of radioactive waste through the streets.
Protesters from across the country are gathering in Somerset as part of a weekend of demonstrations against a planned nuclear power station.
Hundreds are expected to assemble in Kings Square, Bridgwater this afternoon where protesters will march through the town.
The procession comes ahead of a planned 'mass trespass' at the site of the Hinkley C power plant on Monday. Demonstrators are expected to scale the fences, and a camp has already started to form at North Wick Moor.
The Stop New Nuclear Alliance expects there will be a number of arrests.
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Anti-nuclear protesters are hoping to stage a mass trespass today at Hinkley Point near Bridgwater. Six people are arrested.
Anti-nuclear campaigners converged on Somerset today for a mass rally in protest against the new Hinkley nuclear power station