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On Monday (6th), Trident Ploughshares activists blockaded Aldermaston Weapons Establishment to protest against ‘Project Hydrus’ - plans to build a new multi-million pound warhead-testing facility at the site.

Around 20 activists hit the site during the morning rush hour. Four chained themselves together with arm tubes in front of the gate while others stood nearby armed with banners and their singing voices. They maintained the blockade for two hours, preventing the workers from entering.

At the same time three Christian peace activists cut through the base’s outer fence then attached a sign saying ‘Open for Disarmament: All Welcome’. They were arrested after then entering the site and kneeling and praying.

The actions followed a weekend street protest where Trident Ploughshares activists joined an alliance of anti-nuclear groups.

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