Throngs of environmental activists are protesting a shipment of nuclear waste making its way by train from France to Germany, and at least 100 have been detained by the police. The six containers of radioactive waste originated at a reprocessing plant in La Hague, in northern France, and will be stored in Gorleben, Germany, 375 miles away. At least 5,000 protesters are staging actions along the length of the route, and between 15,000 and 20,000 German police have been deployed to protect the train. Greenpeace’s Frederic Marillier said the shipment “represents a scandalous risk for the populations along the route.”