Trafalgar action concluded

Publish date: December 7, 2001

Written by: Runar Forseth

At 9 pm tonight the two Bellona Santas climbed down from the Norwegian Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square in London. The banners are tucked away and the action concluded under peaceful surveillance by the London police.

“The action has been a sucsess,” concludes Thomas Nilsen on the phone from Trafalgar Square, while the Santas are still descending.

“The Norwegian Christmas tree was officially lit by Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit yesterday. Today we have kept the tree in darkness for one evenging, as a symbol of the dark prospects the radioactive discharges from the Sellafield plant creates for Northen fisheries,” continues Nilsen.

The activists have had a fruitfull dialog with Her Majesty’s Police and gentlemen from the Scotland Yard. The police do not intend to press charges in any way.

“To the contrary, the tone was very friendly for the duration. Now both parties will go to get a cup of coffee”, a content Nilsen ends his report.


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