Greenpeace marked the anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster with a solemn candle-lighting ceremony.
Greenpeace marked the anniversary of the world’s worst nuclear power plant disaster with a solemn candle-lighting ceremony.

With the images still fresh in our heads, we went out to the wet grass, to light candles. Right after watching, Zero Hour: Disaster at Chernobyl, we went out and lit 2,000 candles to remember those who've been affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

2,000 candles... illuminate the dark facade of the Bantayog ng mga Bayani, (English of Heroes Memorial). It seems fitting for all of us to remember the victims of the world's worst nuclear power plant disaster in history.

2,000 candles... illuminate the solemn candle-lighting ceremony to protest the proposed revival of the Bataan Nuclear Power Plant (BNPP).

2,000 candles... calling for safe energy for the Philippines ,

2,000 candles... lit by more than supporters, volunteers and representatives of organizations under the Network Opposed to the BNPP.

2,000 candles... spell the words “No Nukes” in a park in Quezon City .

2,000 candles... remember the past while at the same time prophetically warns the present of the future danger of a nuclear renaissance.

2,000 candles... illuminate the dark night sky, serving as beacons of hope for a nuclear-free future.

Below is a fast moving short film - like a music video - about the Chernobyl disaster and Greenpeace anti-nuke campaign. Film by Christoph Schwaiger.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUzu1eegKWM]

Click here to learn more about the Chernobyl disaster

Chuck Baclagon