In 2006, there were many demonstrations against plans for a new très haute tension (THT, or high-tension) line that was to be built between the nuclear power stations at Cherbourg and existing THT lines in the Mayenne département of the Pays de la Loire. By extension, these demos were also against nuclear power in general. These images document demonstrations in Villedieu les Poêles (Manche), Ernée (Mayenne) and Cherbourg (Manche).
In the end, the French government ignored the protests and the THT line is now in place.
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