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'Peace scarf' ties Berkshire atom plants in a knot

by Tony Staunton
Issue No. 2416

More than 1,000 peace activists protested against the nuclear arms industry last Saturday in Berkshire. 

They knitted together sections of a massive pink scarf, which eventually reached more than 7 miles (11km) in length. 

As part of a protest against the renewal of Trident, CND and other peace campaigners used it to link the nuclear weapons factories at Aldermaston and Burghfield. 

The protest was held on the anniversary of the US atom bomb attack on the Japanese city of Nagasaki in 1945. The attack killed more than 65,000 people. 

The scarf took two years to create, and will be made into blankets to send to war zones including Gaza and Iraq.


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Tue 12 Aug 2014, 18:23 BST
Issue No. 2416
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