activist in the water
near the nuclear weapon basis
in police custody for a short time
the fence is cut
This year's international action camp in Coulport finished with a party. Over 70 people from Scotland, England, Wales, North Ireland, Ireland, Belgium, Sweden, France and Germany have taken part and 30-40 people were constantly present at the camp.
Numerous action took place and the police took 41 custodies.
Several times it was achieved to enter the nuclear weapons basis in Coulport and Faslane. The workshops were well attended and focussed on the british military basis and the actions at those as well as practical aspects of direct actions.
There were also actions in the last days.
On Wednesday a swedish activist swam towards the directions of the nuclear weapons basis Faslane and displayed a banner “Mr. Blix I’ve found them” refering to the search of the weapons of mass distruction in Iraq. The police finished the action and took her back to the shore with a boat.
Yesterday a bigger action failed when 12 activists tried to enter the nuclear weapons basis in Faslane. Sadly the police was very quickly at the place and took away a tool with which a hole was cut in the fence and took 5 activists in custody. At the moment they have all been released.