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1,000 blockade Trident!
After a year of near-continuous protests at the Faslane submarine base, the international nonviolent direct action network Faslane 365 ended its campaign triumphantly on 1 October with 1,000 people blockading the home of Britain's Trident nuclear weapons force.
A thousand arrests
Before the final “Big Blockade”, the rolling protest had notched up over 900 arrests. This number crashed through the 1,000 mark by mid-morning, and by the end of the day the arrest total for the year stood at 1,110, according to one count. There were 171 arrests on the day itself, including several people superglued together and covered in paint to delay removal by the police (see picture above) .
The Bradford affinity group was back on 2 October for the first post-365 blockade!