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Construction halted at Taiwan nuclear plant after protests

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April 28, 2014
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Taiwan says it will stop construction at a controversial nuclear power plant after tens of thousands of protesters blockade a main street in the capital calling for the project to be scrapped. Duration: 00:39 Video provided by AFP


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