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Update: Sizewell protest chain broken up

Protest at Sizewell

Protest at Sizewell

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Specialist police cutting teams have moved in to break up a human chain of four protesters blocking the entrance road to Sizewell.

Police have not yet confirmed whether any arrests have been made but a spokesman for the demonstrators said four people who were lying across the road have been cut from the tubes they used to lock themselves together.

A blockade was set up at 6.45am in protest against Government plans for nuclear expansion and construction of a new facility at the site near Leiston.

All the protesters were women and four of the group were chained together and lying in the road.

Earlier, protesters claimed that the 11-week consultation period was not long enough to consider 342 pages of proposal documents, calling it “a sham process which is nothing more than a cynical box-ticking exercise”.

Sizewell B’s station director responded by saying low-carbon nuclear had a vital role in maintaining UK electricity supplies in the future.

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