Flash mob nuke stunt


Austrian Times

Green campaigners terrified shoppers with a flashmob stunt where hundreds of supporters pretended to drop dead to simulate a nuclear radioactivity disaster. The demonstrators – spread out all over Zurich in Switzerland – all collapsed at exactly 12.15pm yesterday (Tuesday) as office workers were rushing through the city on lunch breaks. Videos of the stunt show some apparently ignoring the protestors as they step over them. Others appear terrified

or try to help the ‘victims’. The protest – organised by local Greenpeace groups – was aimed at plans to open a series of new nuclear power stations in the country.

But many officials and police chiefs thought protestors had damaged their cause with the stunt. “It was irresponsible and dangerous to frighten so many people over what is, after all, just their point of view,” said one officer.