Woman in a protest against nuclear energy, Dam Square, Amsterdam - Stock image
Anti-nuclear Demonstration, Event, Nuclear Power Station, Nuclear Reactor, Protest
'Amsterdam, the Netherlands - April 16, 2011: A mother with her three daughters joining a protest against nuclear energy (and pro sustainable forms of energy such as wind- and solar energy) on Dam Square in Amsterdam. In total there were several thousands of protesters. The immediate cause of this protest is the plan of minister Verhagen to open a second nuclear power plant in the Netherlands. The recent nuclear emergency situation in Japan has led to more public debate and worries about the safety of nuclear energy. The placard reads (in Dutch): \'The sun = free. Everybody: free solar panels + electric car + good education costs as much as 1 nuclear power plant with high risks.\''