TRIDENT PLOUGHSHARES – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PLOUGHSHARES PIRATES SET TO DEFY NEW LAWS.
Trident Ploughshares, the internationally-recognised anti-Trident organisation, have opened our fifth annual Devonport disarmament camp at Thancke’s Park in the Torpoint area. Thancke’s Park is directly across the River Tamar from the Dockyard
Drive into Plymouth to the Torpoint Ferry.
Cross the river via the ferry.
Drive along Ferry Road into Harvey street and continue along the A374 past the bus depot and the fire station.
There is a free car park with a sign marking its location.
Park in the car park.
Walk down past the sports field and the bowling green and past the tennis courts into the park.
The camp will be in the park near the river’s edge.
The action camp will be open from Thursday May the 18th until Monday May the 21st.
We will be gathering in open challenge to, and full defiance of, the latest politically-motivated repressive legislation under the Serious and Organised Crime and Policing Act (SOCPA) and the Terrorism Act 2006. This legislation threatens those who infiltrate HMNB Devonport or trespass on any other ‘Designated Area’ with up to 51 weeks imprisonment and/or a fine of up to £5,000 and is aimed squarely at groups such as Trident Ploughshares.
The forthcoming camp will be an action camp, with various forms of explicitly non-violent action and peaceful protest planned.
One member of the local TP group, the Tamarians, said: “As the local Trident Ploughshares group it is now more important than ever to assert our right to non-violent action and peaceful protest, and do so in spite of the repressive and politically-motivated SOCPA legislation. SOCPA will not stop us.”
UNANNOUNCED ACTIONS CAN HAPPEN AT ANY TIME.
Notes to editors:
1. Trident Ploughshares is one of the more widely-known direct action organisations in the UK. For more information on Trident Ploughshares visit www.tridentploughshares.org.uk.
2. For further information on the SOCPA/Terrorism Act legislation, visit www.mod.uk and search their press releases.