‘Ground the drones’, protesters tell Cameron and Hollande

IssueMarch 2014
News by David Polden

On 31 January, four intrepid individuals from Oxford CND braved continuous rain to hold up banners outside the main gate of RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, calling for an end to drone warfare.

Inside the base, British prime minister David Cameron and French president François Hollande held an Anglo-French summit at which they agreed to jointly invest £200 million in a two-year study into a future military drone – the study to be carried out by French company Dassault and Britain’s BAE Systems.

One of the protesters, Emma Anthony of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, wrote later in the Oxford Mail: ‘I stood in the rain with my friends from Oxford CND because I wanted Mr Cameron and Mr Hollande – and those passing by – to realise that we know they’re ignoring what matters – NHS, peace – and instead chasing profit regardless, and we shall not let them get away with it.’

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