Angry scenes as Japan's Tepco shareholders demand end to nuclear power plants
Published on Jun 26, 2014 1:58 PM
TOKYO (AFP) - Furious shareholders of the company that runs Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power station joined campaigners on Thursday to demand the permanent closure of the utility's atomic plants as it held its annual meeting.
Dozens of demonstrators with loud speakers and banners said Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco), which wants to restart some of the reactors at the world's largest nuclear plant, amongst others, must act to not repeat the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster.
There was pushing and shoving between security guards and demonstrators as they tried to approach shareholders going into the gathering.
Activists from conservation group Greenpeace wore full protective suits and industrial face masks to remind shareholders what families who lived near Fukushima - where three reactors went into meltdown after an earthquake-sparked tsunami - must wear to check on their homes.
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