Arrests as protesters block road at nuclear base

Five protesters were arrested yesterday morning after blocking the entrance to the Couport armament depot.

They were all from the camp at nearby Peaton Glen, organised by anti-nuclear protesters Trident Ploughshares international nuclear.

The British and Spanish citizens blocked the road at 7am, locking themselves into concrete and metal tubes.

Angie Zelter, who says she is a peace and environment campaigner from Knighton in Wales, said: “British nuclear weapons are illegal and now there is a United Nations Ban Treaty.

“It is imperative that all of us get involved in nonviolent nuclear disarmament as our government is engaged in state terrorism.

The protesters say that the Ministry of Defence road was blocked for two and half hours, but no local people were prevented from travel on public roads.

The camp is due to last until July 16 and the protesters say that as well as blocking roads they may cut perimeter fences to get inside the Faslane and Coulport bases, as well as painting messages and ‘weapons inspections’.

On Saturday a group of the protesters gathered at the north gate of the Faslane base (below) to sing songs celebrating the United Nations vote.

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  1. I joined cnd only this year. Alas, I can’t see any country that has nukes giving them up. Domination greedy leaders wont allow it. Its disappointing, thus Scotland need to be able to tell Westminster NO! If the only way to do that is through independence then I totally understand their independence campaign. Im moving to Argyll soon to be with my family and though Scottish Greens are lined up to be getting my future votes, SNP only need to be that bit more persuasive as I think theyre the only ones that can sever these lethal and now banned ties entirely.

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