The arrival of the nuclear-waste shipment called #Castor at a repository in Gorleben, northern Germany, is expected to be delayed until Monday at the earliest, as protesters have continued to disrupt its transportation. Thousands of protesters managed to occupy train tracks on Saturday night and Sunday holding up the train for 18 hours. Some 1,300 protesters were reportedly detained in Harlingen, on the last stretch en route to the repository, on Sunday morning. In the early hours of Sunday 3,500 protesters had occupied the train tracks in the area.
Protesters have been damaging train signals and tracks to try and stop the train. They removed stones from the rail tracks on Saturday, leading to police confiscating gloves. This tweet says: “Detained activists in Harlingen have set light to a toilet. Police is calling for calm – they seem to be negotiating releases.”