Both Pyhäjoki camps evicted and trashed in a classical manner: fear not, hardships are made to be temporary


The police has evicted both camps and trashed all constructions inside them. The struggle continues! More info coming soon…

A nonviolent human chain with lock-ons blocked the traffic to the construction on 28.4.


The participants of Reclaim the Cape action week blocked the construction site road to the Fennovoima-Rosatom site on Thursday 28.4. before the police attacked the camp. A human chain was made on the road that leads to the construction site. Some of the people locked themselves together with pipelocks and some of the people locked on to heavy barrels.

There were two barrels which were filled up with concrete and other heavy materials. The activists had locked themselves to locks which were built inside the barrels, and there were activists locked on to the barrel-activists, so they formed a chain to block the traffic on the road.

– We are all very shocked by what happened yesterday, and we have been processing it privately and in groups. We have all decided to take part in this nonviolent civil disobedience action to show that we won’t let nasty comments and single sad cases bring us down as an action group. Personally, the hardships that faced me have only made me more determined to continue my actions, said Lotta Kangas, who participated in the action.


t took almost three hours for the police to come to the blockade. But when they came there was a lot of them: from 7 to 12 cop cars and they had riot equipment and police dogs. Also a helicopter circulated around the area.

The police dismantled the blockade in a rush, and according the information we’ve had one person had to get an ambulance, and some other people had some minor injuries. There were a lot of people taken to the custody. Some of them have been released this morning after a night spent in Raahe, but some people are still kept in and threatened to be arrested.

Reclaim the Cape actionweek will continue as planned when it comes to the rest of the program. There will be a Belgian pacifistic group presentation of Bombspotters today, and some other lectures coming up during the weekend. The actionweek will continue until Sunday, and after that the protest camp against Fennovoima will continue its life in Pyhäjoki atleast for the summer, hopefully and most likely even longer!

Russian enviromentalist group’s greeting to Reclaim the Cape: expression of support for environmentalist struggle at Pyhäjoki

A group of Russian enviromentalist NGO’s, groups and networks express their support for environmental struggle at Pyhäjoki, Finland. The original release can be read here

“Russian environmental organizations and groups support the protests of Finnish NGOs and activists against a nuclear power plant construction in Hanhikivi.

We believe, that all the nuclear power plants shall be decommissioned, following the examples of Italy, Lithuania and German nuclear phase-out policy. We think, that it is irresponsible to continue production of radioactive waste mountains and nuclear threats for future generations.

There are feasible alternatives for nuclear energy: energy saving and renewable sources of energy. We hope, both Russia and Finland should collaborate in these sustainable industries and stop the dangerous, unsustainable and irresponsible reactor export project from Russia to Finland.”

– Albert Gatapov, Kazan – Tatartstan Antinuclear Movement

– Anna Vinogradova, Balakovo, Program on Nuclear and Radiation Threat of Russian Social-Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth – Russia

– Nadezhda Kutepova, Ozersk, Planet of Hopes -NGO

– Natalie Mironova, Chelyabinsk, Movement for Nuclear Safety

– Oleg Bodrov, Sosnovy Bor – St. Petersburg, Green World -NGO

– Andrey Talevlin, Chelyabinsk, For Nature -Movement

– prof. Alexey Yablokov, Moscow, Nuclear and Radiation Safety Program, International Social-Ecological Union

– Oxana Tzitzer, Moscow, Ecoaccord -NGO

– Vladimir Lagutov, Rostov-on-Don, Green Don -NGO

– Nikolay Rybakov, St.Petersburg, NGO

– Askhat Kajumov, Nizhny Novgorog, Dront Ecocentre

– Vitaly Servetnik, Murmansk, Russian Social-Ecological Union / Friends of the Earth – Russia and Decommision network

– Tatyana Pautova, Nizhny Novgorog, Nizhny Novgorog Antinuclear Movement

– Dmitry Nesterov, Arkhangelsk, AETAS -NGO