Soggy protest

Banners hoisted high, hundreds of activists invaded the grounds of thelegislature yesterday, outraged over potential nuclear energydevelopments.

Banners hoisted high, hundreds of activists invaded the grounds of the legislature yesterday, outraged over potential nuclear energy developments.

“We don’t need nuclear,” said Adele Boucher Rymhs, the president of the Coalition for a Nuclear Free Alberta. “Nuclear is one of the problems that is going to come up in the future.

Everyone is worried about climate change and carbon dioxide emissions, but the emissions from a nuclear power plant are far worse than emissions from a coal plant. They go on for thousands of years.”

Braving soggy conditions, many protesters were concerned with the effects of nuclear power on the environment and community health. Several were dressed as tombstones or mutated animals, representing how Alberta would suffer as a result of nuclear waste.

Between passionate demands for public dialogue about nuclear developments, singers took to the stage to lead the crowd in rabble rousing sing-alongs. Attendees were as diverse as opinions.

 
 
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