TAIPEI, Taiwan—Ten of thousands Taiwanese took to the streets on March 9 to protest against the construction of a new nuclear plant and stop the operation of existing nuclear plants.
The protest took place simultaneously in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, and Taitung City in northern, central, southern, and eastern Taiwan respectively, just two days before the second anniversary of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant accident on March 11, 2011.
Police estimate that close to 70,000 people joined the protests in different areas of Taiwan. However, the event’s organizers said about 200,000 have taken part in nationwide demonstrations, making it the largest anti-nuclear protest in Taiwan to date.
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