The group of demonstrators from Greenpeace, who are walking from London to Paris to protest about the French nuclear tests in the Pacific were able to rest for a short time on the ferry that took them from Dover to Ostende in Belgium.
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Background: The group of demonstrators from Greenpeace, who are walking from London to Paris to protest about the French nuclear tests in the Pacific were able to rest for a short time on the ferry that took them from Dover to Ostende in Belgium. They set off after a rally the previous Sunday (13 May) outside the French Embassy in London.
The 32 marchers expects to be walking for three weeks and are equipped with stout boots and spirits to cope with blisters.
The come from Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Britain. Four are children under ten years old.
The Greenpeace Movement was formed in London last November to voice international dissent at nuclear testing in the Pacific. Similar protest organisations in New Zealand have already sailed several boats for the test area in the hope of dissuading the French from going ahead. The next tests are expected to take place next month and Australia and New Zealand have applied to the World Court in the hope of stopping them on legal grounds.
The marchers have been distributing Greenpeace badges and pamphlets along the route. They were expecting a big welcome in Ostende, but only a handful turned out to meet them. They expect several thousand French people opposed to the tests to join them when they reach the French border on the 26th May.