A POLICECAR STANDS SMASHED ON A MEADOW NEAR DANNENBERG.
A police car stands smashed on a meadow near Dannenberg after it was involved in a car accident with anti-nuclear protesters, March 28, 2001. Several police officers and demonstrators were injured in the crash. Thousands of demonstrators are protesting against the transport of six helium-sealed so-called Castor containers carrying slag from a French plant that reprocesses fuel rods from German reactors. The first such shipment since a ban imposed three years ago took one of the biggest peacetime security operations Germany had ever seen to keep the line open. The cargo was due at Dannenberg late in the evening, from where the six wagon-sized Castor containers were to be unloaded and moved 25 km (16 miles) by road to the storage facility in Gorleben on Wednesday.