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An estimated 600,000 join Dutch, Danish N-protests

An estimated 500,000 demonstrators marched peacefully through The Hague Saturday to protest NATO's planned deployment of new medium-range nuclear missiles in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Western Europe. The Dutch government is due to make a final decision by June on whether to accept 48 cruise missiles under the NATO plan.

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In Denmark, an estimated 100,000 people took part in demonstrations throughout the country to protest the NATO plans. The largest rally was in Copenhagen, where police said 65,000 protesters gathered.