Toward the middle of the 1970s, a broad civic movement formed in West Germany to protest the use of nuclear energy on the basis of safety concerns. Violent clashes occurred between demonstrators and the police, particularly at nuclear power plant construction sites in Wyhl, Brokdorf, and Kalkar. This photograph below shows police officers protecting the site of the Grohnde nuclear power plant in Emmerthal (Lower Saxony).

Police Protecting the Construction Site of a Nuclear Power Plant (1977)

  • Günter Zint


Source: The police shield a nuclear power plant construction site in Grohnde/Lower Saxony, 1977. Image 2 of 2. Photo: Günter Zint.
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