This morning members of Put Down the Sword, London Catholic Worker and six Quakers blocked the three entrances to the nuclear weapons factory AWE Burghfield using super glue and arm tubes. The 14 activists were aged between 20 and 80 and were joined by people from local Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Sikh groups.
Today’s ‘No Faith In Trident’ day is part of a month of action at nuclear weapons factory Burghfield AWE in the run up to the government’s final decision on the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system later this year.
One person who took part in this morning’s action said “I cannot walk by as this government wastes billions of pounds on weapons of mass destruction, capable of killing millions of people. Feeling truly secure comes in our day-to-day lives, knowing we have access to healthcare and housing when we need it, not in the production of nuclear bombs”.
The groups involved in this morning’s action also took part in the No Faith in War day of action at the DSEI arms fair in September last year. The set-up of the arms fair was disrupted throughout the day with both access roads blockaded by a meeting for worship; a funeral service for the victims of the arms fair, and a Litany of Resistance.
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A longer version of this article was written by London Catholic Workers.