CAMPAIGNERS protesting against nuclear power are basing themselves at Hinkley Point for a two-day rally.
After marching through Bridgwater with imitation radioactive waste barrels, the group has moved to land outside the power station, setting up camp at North Wick Moor.
Nigel Cann, Hinkley Point C construction director, said: “We respect the rights of individuals to peaceful and lawful protest, however, we are also mindful of the pressure these events can place on the local community with whom we have strong links.
“Working alongside the relevant authorities, we have made efforts to minimise any potential impact on local residents while allowing the protesters who have travelled here today to have their say.
“We believe strongly that low-carbon nuclear has a vital role in maintaining UK electricity supplies in the future.”
See Tuesday's Mercury for a full report and pictures from the protest.