A protester holds a sun-shaped banner at a protest against EDF Energy's plans to install two new reactors at the Hinkley Point power station in Somerset. More than 200 people, including members of several anti-nuclear groups who are part of the Stop New Nuclear alliance, were reported to have blockaded the site.
Stop New Nuclear spokesman Andreas Speck said: "The Government has hoodwinked the public into believing we need nuclear power to keep the lights on. But this is totally untrue." PA
Register for free to continue reading
Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism
By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists
Already have an account? sign in
Join our new commenting forum
Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies