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CHINA: More than 100 people take part in anti-nuclear demonstration in Hong Kong on the first anniversary of Japan's Fukushima disaster

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More than 100 people took part in an anti-nuclear rally in the heart of Hong Kong's busiest shopping district on Sunday (March 11) to mark the anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan that killed thousands and caused the worst nuclear cr...

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HONG KONG, CHINA (MARCH 11, 2012) (REUTERS)
VARIOUS OF ANTI-NUCLEAR PROTEST
MAN HOLDING POSTER READING 'BYE BYE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS'
'HONG KONG ALLIANCE AGAINST NUKES' SPOKESWOMAN AT PROTEST

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HONG KONG, CHINA (MARCH 11, 2012) (REUTERS)
VARIOUS OF ANTI-NUCLEAR PROTEST
MAN HOLDING POSTER READING 'BYE BYE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS'
'HONG KONG ALLIANCE AGAINST NUKES' SPOKESWOMAN AT PROTEST

(SOUNDBITE) (English) HONG KONG ALLIANCE AGAINST NUKES SPOKESPERSON, MAN SI-WAI, SAYING:
"The Daya Bay Ling Au nuclear power plant complex is the fifth biggest plant on Earth, and it's so nearby Hong Kong and also this densely populated area in the Pearl River Delta."

VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PRESIDENT OF CANADIAN COALITION FOR NUCLEAR RESPONSIBILITY, DR. GORDON EDWARDS, SAYING:
"Asian people are being encouraged to invest in this technology that is not going to provide them energy security really, because when these plants shut down they're going to have to spend more billions of dollars taking them apart, then they're going to have to spend more billions of dollars guarding the waste and getting no benefit from it whatsoever. So they're not investing in energy security, they're investing in an inflexible commitment to more and more billions of dollars being spent on managing the problems that this technology has created, instead of investing in alternative futures."

PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER PRESIDENT DR. ROBERT GOULD PROTESTING

(SOUNDBITE) (English) PHYSICIANS FOR SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY SAN FRANCISCO CHAPTER PRESIDENT DR. ROBERT GOULD, SAYING:
"We are very concerned about taking preventative action to avoid the cancers and genetic damage and all the other chronic health conditions that are attributable to radiation and certainly ought to be expected in the wake of the Fukushima accident much as we already know the toll from Chernobyl."

VARIOUS OF JAPANESE PERFORMANCE ARTIST
BOY HOLDING POSTER
PERFORMANCE ARTIST SHOUTING 'WE WANT NO NUKES'
VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS MARCHING HOLDING BANNERS

HONG KONG, CHINA (MARCH 9, 2012) (REUTERS)
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VARIOUS OF GREENPEACE ANTI-NUCLEAR SPOKESMAN, PRENTICE KOO ADJUSTING WORKS

(SOUNDBITE) (English) GREENPEACE ANTI-NUCLEAR SPOKESMAN PRENTICE KOO, SAYING:
"Although no one died right now, but everyone can forecast the impact of Fukushima will last for over a decade or even a century. So for Japan this kind of well-developed country can't even... even they can't handle nuclear disasters, so it's really a strong message for everyone to know that when nuclear reactors go wrong, no one can control it."

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