Christian de-arrested

IssueApril - May 2024
Photo: Catholic Peace Action
News by PN staff

On 13 March, Dr Ray Towey of Catholic Peace Action once again used blessed charcoal to mark the ministry of defence (MoD) in Central London.

He wrote: ‘Trident is Genocide’ and ‘Choose Life Not Terror’ and also drew a cross. Ray was arrested and then de-arrested. ‘Go away and come back to write another day,’ said one of the police officers.

Catholic Peace Action has carried out this ‘Lenten witness’ almost every year since 7 March 1984.

A month earlier, on Ash Wednesday, 14 February, 50 Christians gathered outside the MoD for an annual procession and prayer vigil calling on the UK government to repent holding nuclear weapons. Similar vigils were held in Coventry and at the Faslane nuclear submarine base.

Topics: Nuclear weapons