Police used tear gas on May 30 to disperse a group of people demonstrating against the construction of a nuclear plant at Golfech, in the Tarn region of Southern France.
GV Demonstrators wearing masks in street.
GV Riot police blocking road, demonstrators approaching.
GV Demonstrators throwing petrol bombs at police.
SV PULL BACK Overturned car smouldering.
GV Police cordon vehicles.
GV Riot police moves towards demonstrators, demonstrators running, police approaching. (3 shots)
LV Demonstrators running in fields, smoke in distance. (2 shots)
GV & SV Wrecked cars. (2 SHOTS)
SVs Police clearing up debris and getting into trucks. (2 SHOTS)
GV Cars avoiding wreckage on road.
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Background: Police used tear gas on May 30 to disperse a group of people demonstrating against the construction of a nuclear plant at Golfech, in the Tarn region of Southern France. Protestors from France, Spain, Britain and West Germany began their protest on May 29 with debates on nuclear energy and a festival organised by a French anti-nuclear group. Riot police moved in on May 30 after demonstrators had blocked the Toulouse-Bordeaux Cars were also damaged in violent exchange between the security fores and demonstrators who were attempting to blockade the 113 National highway. Similar clashes had previously occurred in Golfech during a demonstration in November 1981.