Home | Friday 21st August 2009 | Issue 688
BACK TO BASE
Five peace protesters nonchalantly strolled into one of Britain’s closely guarded naval bases which harbours nuclear-armed Trident submarines this week (Monday 17th), completely unchallenged. The lack of obstructions to the campaigners’ entrance to the site highlights the incompetence of the security forces surrounding Britain’s ‘strategic nuclear deterrent’.
The five were taken into custody after a half an hour jaunt around the site in Faslane, Scotland and charged with criminal trespass. They are awaiting a decision as to whether prosecution will follow. The demonstators were in the area to join the week long Trident Ploughshares disarmament camp at Coulport, near Faslane, running from 15th - 23rd August.
* See www.tridentploughshares.org