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PROTESTS SNARL CZECH-AUSTRIA TRAFFIC

Hundreds of anti-nuclear protesters blocked border points between Austria and the Czech Republic on Friday, demanding that activation of the reactors at a Czech nuclear plant be halted, local media reported.

The blockades stopped traffic at most border crossings between the two countries. Austrian radio reported no incidents during the roadside protest, which ended Friday evening.

Protesters from Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic are demanding Czech officials meet with them to discuss delaying activation of the Temelin plant, located near the border with Austria. The demonstrators say the plant does not meet safety standards.

But most EU governments have said nothing against the power station, and chances that Austrian protests can delay or even stop activation of the reactor are slim.

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