Faslane Peace Camp

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Jul
17
2007
The Faslane Peace Camp group blockaded on Tuesday 17th July
17 Jul 2007 - 00:00
17 Jul 2007 - 22:59
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19/07/2007 Blockade Report

Peace Campers Celebrate 25 Years of Resistance to Trident with Blockade of Faslane

Having recently returned from Glastonbury where they helped decorate the fence with banners celebrating 25 years of resistance to UK nuclear weapons Faslane Peace Campers established a blockade of the Faslane Naval Base today. Three peace campers were arrested and charged with a “Breach of the Peace” after they “locked on” to create a human blockade of the nuclear weapons base in opposition to Trident. Displaying a banner which read “Trident: Illegal, Immoral, Intolerable” and one panel of the colorful “Smash Trident” Triptych which they had painted for the Glastonbury fence in celebration of the FP|C birthday the trio blocked the road to the South Gate of the base using heavy concrete reinforced pipes. One of the lock-ons used had become affectionately known as “the mother of all lock-ons”, and had been carted from one training to another but not used until now because of concerns that its prodigious bulk would prohibit fast action. But when the cutting crew chipped away the top layer of concrete and revealed a rusty saw blade Matt and Squeaky immediately unlocked. Allaying the concerns of the cutting crew for their safety Squeaky, one of the blockaders said “I am a nonviolent person. The next time I do an action I don’t want these guys to think I might do something that might harm someone.”

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