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Four gates at nuclear weapon facility Aldermaston were blockaded on Monday in protest at the building of new nuclear weapons facilities and the lack of democratic accountability. The surprise blockades, using several cars and including someone in a wheelchair, caused massive road blockages and prevented construction vehicles getting into the site. Although the locks at one gate were broken quickly enabling traffic in, the other gates were blocked for 2-3 hours. The eleven blockaders were arrested, charged and bailed away from the site.

Angie Zelter of Trident Ploughshares said, “When our Government refuses to comply with the fundamental principles of law and undermines the whole Non-Proliferation process then it is up to us, ordinary people, to prevent ‘business as usual’ at Aldermaston. The blockades today are responsible non-violent attempts to prevent nuclear state terrorism.”

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Keywords: aldermaston, anti-war, direct action, trident missiles, trident ploughshares


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