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From the bases to the streets and back again

Campaigners blockaded the Square by locking-on to a mock Trident
missile, banner holders, and three concrete-filled bins bearing the
message "bin Trident". The entire road was closed for more than 30
minutes while police attempted to force the blockaders to the side of
the road. Six lanes of the Square were reduced to two for a futher two
hours as specialist police teams used cutting gear and a jackhamer to
dismantle the lock-ons. Four hours after the blockade began the last
person was freed and arrested.

The action was taken to highlight opposition to the government
position on Trident. Later in the day 95 Labour MPs voted against the
government and the motion was passed only because of Tory support.

Throughout the day andaround the country, people from different
faith and campaign groups took part in a series of rallies and vigils.
A large critical mass bike ride was held in central London.

The nine arrestees are due to appear at Horseferry Road magistrates' court on Tuesday 27 March.

Photos and reports of other activities available via indymedia.org.uk.

Hi-res images of Parliament Square blokade available for editorial and campaign use at here.

Block the Builders are due to blockade Aldermaston on 19 March and are calling for support. See URL below.

Camp women and Block the Builders activists brought London's Parliament Square to a grinding halt on 14 March as MPs began to debate a overnment motion to replace Britain's nuclear weapons system. Nine people were arrested for obstructing the highway and participating in an unauthorised demonstration within the 1km exclusion one around parliament.

Campaigners blockaded the Square by locking-on to a mock Trident missile, banner holders, and three concrete-filled bins bearing the message "bin Trident". The entire road was closed for more than 30 minutes while police attempted to force the blockaders to the side of the road. Six lanes of the Square were reduced to two for a futher two hours as specialist police teams used cutting gear and a jackhamer to dismantle the lock-ons. Four hours after the blockade began the last person was freed and arrested.

The action was taken to highlight opposition to the government position on Trident. Later in the day 95 Labour MPs voted against the government and the motion was passed only because of Tory support.

Throughout the day andaround the country, people from different faith and campaign groups took part in a series of rallies and vigils. A large critical mass bike ride was held in central London.

The nine arrestees are due to appear at Horseferry Road magistrates' court on Tuesday 27 March.

Photos and reports of other activities available via indymedia.org.uk.

Hi-res images of Parliament Square blokade available for editorial and campaign use at here.

Block the Builders are due to blockade Aldermaston on 19 March and are calling for support. See URL below.

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