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Germans stage 'biggest protest' against nuclear power

In Germany, protesters have staged what they said was the country's biggest ever demonstration against nuclear power.

More than 200,000 people took part, in four cities.

Nuclear energy has become a major political issue in Germany since the crisis in Japan and could influence a big regional election on Sunday.

The party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is perceived to be pro-nuclear energy, could lose the state of Baden-Wuerttemburg for the first time in six decades.

The BBC's Steve Evans in Berlin says the nuclear issue is a "very dangerous" one for the Chancellor.

  • 26 Mar 2011