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Bairns not Bombs blockade

Scottish direct action protest draws 250


On 13 April, 34 protesters were arrested as they blockaded Faslane naval base near Glasgow, where Britain’s Trident nuclear submarines are kept. The Scrap Trident coalition’s ‘Bairns Not Bombs’ action (which kept the base closed from 7am until workers were sent home at 1.30pm) brought together 250 trade unionists, party activists, religious groups, environmental campaigners and community members, on the Global Day of Action on Military Spending. The blockade followed the 4,000-strong 4 April ‘Bairns Not Bombs’ anti-Trident demonstration in Glasgow which featured SNP first minister Nicola Sturgeon, Ayrshire Labour MP Katy Clark and Scottish Green leader Patrick Harvie MSP. (‘Bairn’ means ‘child’ in Scotland.) Photo: Sandra Franco

Topics: Nuclear Weapons