THE BOMB STOPS HERE
Surrounding the Base at Aldermaston, Easter Monday.
Several members of Kingston Peace Council assembled at Twickenham
Station (and others joined along the way), to catch the train to
Campaigners carried ‘lollipop style’ placards of the CND symbol, similar to those used on the original march, which was the first time that the universally recognized symbol was used. Speakers addressed each gate in turn, many from a travelling float, before the crowd of thousands spread out along the fence-line to surround the four and a half mile perimeter fence. Once surrounded, the gates to the base were symbolically sealed, and a 'moment of noise' rang out. Anti-nuclear messages and banners were attached to the fence, a form of protest upheld after the High Court recently ruled that byelaws banning such activity should be quashed. (Other byelaws banning the long-standing peace camp from being held next to the base perimeter were upheld, in a new restriction on the right to protest.)
Someone located the Weapons of Mass Destruction!