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Anti-nuclear protest in Plymouth

by Tony Staunton
Issue No. 1822

MORE THAN 500 protesters marched against war and nuclear weapons in Plymouth last Saturday. The protest was called by the Nuclear Free Coalition in Plymouth and included a mass sit-down blockade of the main gate into the nuclear dockyard in the city. Devonport dockyard services Britain's nuclear fleet, including those carrying Trident nuclear missiles.

Speakers at the rally linked Trident to the expected attack on Iraq. Carol Naughton, CND national chairperson, said, 'We call on the British government to decommission, not recommission, the nuclear fleet.' Speakers called for mass action against the war on Thursday 31 October.

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Sat 19 Oct 2002, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1822
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