Today is the anniversary of the first nuclear bomb being dropped on the Japanese city Hiroshima, and in the Trident Ploughshares International Disarment Camp two actions took place in this context.
Fsalane Peace Camp
Caravan in Faslane Peace Camp
Demonstration at the military bases
policemen in front of the main entrance
A die-in to blockade the front gate
in front of the main gate
The number of activists living there is ranging from3 to 40, at the moment there are about 10 activists there.
A demonstration led to the main gate of the military basis, where a short rally took place. Afterwards a Die-In blocked the main gate completely. After about a quarter of an hour, the numerous present police threatened to detain the blockaders.
The main part of the demonstration left the road, whereas the remaining activists were carried away and taken to a police station, together with two other activists who marked the road in front of the main gate with red paint.
After 6 hours of being detained they were released. Usually, all will be charged with breach of the peace.
Another group of about 9 people managed to cut the fence and to penetrate into the military basis. They climbed a tree and a post and hung up a banner reading "Ban the Bomb".
After 6 hours the police has now been able to fetch all of them of the trees but one, and detain them. The banner is still up.
For the next days more actions are planned and prepared, too.
More reports will be following.
More information about the camp and about the campaign against the British nuclear weapons is available under:
Faslane Peace Camp
This is a translation of the article on IMC Germany.