Police and anti-nuclear protestors clash in Germany
Police clashed on Sunday with activists attempting to block a train transporting nuclear waste to a storage site in northern Germany.
Police said they were attacked as up to 4,000 protesters attempted to reach rail tracks in a forested area southeast of Hamburg, where the train is due to pass en route to Gorleben in Lower Saxony, DPA reported.
Police officers used truncheons and mace, while activists also used chemical sprays, according to a police spokeswoman.
Activists said around 12 people were injured in the clashes.