14 March 2014
THE Green Party will join British and Japanese anti-nuclear campaigners tomorrow to commemorate the third anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Full details below.
The demonstration, organised by CND, Kick Nuclear and Jan UK, will coincide with events taking place around the world to highlight the legacy of the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant and to call for an end to nuclear power.
Natalie Bennett, Green Party leader, said:
“This anniversary is another reminder about the grave safety concerns presented by nuclear power, and the fact that no solution to the problem of long-term storage of nuclear waste has been found.
“The British government, in thrall as it is to giant multinational energy interests, is clinging to a failed 20th-century technology.
“This is not only taking a dangerous path, but is a significant distraction from the need to invest in renewable energy and energy conservation which we need for a stable, secure, affordable energy future.”
March on Parliament and Rally
12:30pm, Saturday 15th March
Hyde Park Corner to Parliament
Meet: 12:30pm by Hyde Park Corner tube station, near the 'Hyde Park' exit.
March via Japanese Embassy and offices of Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO – the owners of Fukushima) to Parliament.
Rally: 3:00–4:30pm at Old Palace Yard, opposite House of Lords. Attendees include Green Party leader Natalie Bennett, fashion designer Katharine Hamnett and Fukushima evacuees.