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CAPTION ONLY: 1,000 PROTEST N-PLANT PLANS

About 1,000 demonstrators stage a sit-in outside Parliament in Taipei, Taiwan, to protest plans for a fourth nuclear power plant. Taiwan already depends on nuclear power for more than a third of its electricity. The protesters called on legislators Friday to reject the $6.8 billion budget for the plant, saying a nuclear accident could endanger millions of people. But Premier Hau Pei-tsun urged approval, saying the new nuclear power plant will provide safe energy. Construction of the plant has been delayed for seven years because of local opposition. Last year, a policeman was killed during a clash with anti-nuclear protesters in Taipei. Taiwan's three nuclear plants generate about 38.5 percent of the island's electricity.