Monday, 15 April 2013

Faslane blockaded today!

Around 500 protestors closed down Faslane nuclear weapons base today.
Arrests were 43 in total including a 13 year old. 28 women and 15 men denonstrators were dragged away by Scotland's Police.

SSP Co-convenor, Sandra Webster was joined at the base by SSP Campsie member, 90 year old Ron Mackay who recalled being arrested in 1960 when the USA first based nuclear weapons just up the road from Glasgow.

"All of the jails in Scotland were filled with people demonstrating against these murdering machines. After Nagasaki and Hiroshima, as a young man who fought against Nazi-ism, I vowed I would fight against these disgusting weapons of mass destruction. We fought between 1939 - 1945 to end wars and create a fair society. I have been fighting for the past 50 years to have these death machines taken from Scottish soil and waters. Hopefully next September the people of Scotland will vote for Independence and we can have them dismantled forever."

Photos via SSP Co- convenor @gallusgirl @scott_eff and reports via @Ross_Greer @nwsocialist @the_ssp_ and others

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