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Last Friday Swedish anti-militarist direct action campaigners from Ofog narrowly escaped being bombed, as they spent 36 hours occupying restricted military land near Vidsel, Lapland, being used by NATO for a live aerial bombing exercise called ‘Loyal Arrow’.

Ofog alerted those in charge of the range that peace activists had breached the fence, but the wargames went ahead anyway. Three large explosions went off near the protesters, but fortunately they were able to hike across the harsh terrain and get away from the danger zone. The RFN missile range is the largest in Western Europe. This was one of a series of actions by Ofog against the Loyal Arrow operation. 

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Keywords: anti-war, direct action, loyal arrow, ofog, sweden


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