Police dragged away thousands of demonstrators early today who staged a sit-in at a train station in hopes of blocking the last leg of an atomic waste transport.
After a day of violent confrontations with police, some 4,000 demonstrators gathered Tuesday night on a street near the train station in this northern German town, pledging to stop the waste from getting to its final destination in the nearby town of Gorleben.
But hundreds of officers blocked off the area after midnight, ordering the crowd to disperse.
Getting no response, they began hauling the demonstrators behind police lines one by one. The protesters did not resist.