Violence amid German nuclear train protests

Police have clashed with activists trying to halt a train carrying nuclear waste from France to Germany.

Officers used batons, pepper spray, tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesters, who were trying to sabotage railway tracks.

The activists hurled fireworks at officers and set a police vehicle on fire, police said.

Earlier, the train was halted after protesters lowered themselves on ropes from a bridge over the tracks.

The clashes near Dannenberg, northern Germany, followed peaceful protests against the train on Saturday by tens of thousands of people.

BBC News