The Nottingham group will join a peaceful blockade at the Faslane Naval Base in Scotland at the end of this month. The group will aim to prevent access and disrupt the base over a two day period, 31 March to 1 April.
The blockade is part of a larger action Faslane 365 - a year long international protest against the deployment and replacement of Trident.
A number of fund raising events have helped finance the event and demonstrators will receive training and legal advice in case of arrest at the site’s gates. Elizabeth Baines, a final year student at the University of Nottingham, said: “It is appalling that the government is considering spending £75bn on renewing nuclear weapons; not only would this be a colossal ethical and financial blunder, it is also hypocritical for the UK to insist that countries such as Iran cannot develop nuclear weapons when the UK is renewing its own weapons system.”
It is very exciting to be part of such an enthusiastic protest movement. I just hope the government is listening.”
Nearly sixty demonstrating groups have already travelled to Faslane in the last six months in protest at the Trident nuclear weapons replacement proposals.