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Valentine's Day Blockade of Trident: 

VALENTINE's DAY BLOCKADE OF TRIDENT SUBMARINE BASE

February 14, 2000


Over 400 protesters blockaded the gates at the Argyll Trident submarine base on the River Clyde in Scotland on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2000. More than 150 protesters were arrested as they tried stop work at the complex where Britain's Trident submarines are based. Among the arrested were Scottish MSP Tommy Sheridan and Green MEP Caroline Lucas.

Messages of support have come from across the world and from many individuals, including actress Emma Thomson and author Kurt Vonnegut

The action followed an historic ruling on 21st October when Sheriff Margaret Gimblett instructed the jury to acquit three protesters for malicious and wilful damage on the grounds that the Trident system was illegal

Protestor Helen Steven noted that "The UK is breaking international law at the moment by having these weapons here. So we're here to say it's got to stop."

Further information from Trident Ploughshares website: http://www.gn.apc.org/tp2000/

 

 

 

 

 

 


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