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AN ALL-FEMALE group of activists from Extinction Rebellion Scotland blockaded the Trident nuclear submarine base at Faslane today as part of a peace protest.
The campaigners attached themselves to giant plant pots alongside peace activists from Trident Ploughshares at the north gate of the base, which is on the Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute.
The group placed three planters containing plants and flowers and painted with the words “safe,” “green” and “future” on the road in the morning.
An Extinction Rebellion protester was locked on to each planter so that they could not be moved, preventing access to the base.
The action was part of the Peace Lotus campaign, a global day of anti-war resistance marking the anniversary of the end of the Vietnam war on April 30 1975 and demanding a future safe from the “threat of nuclear weapons and environmental destruction.”
Extinction Rebellion’s Sarah Krischer said: “Nuclear weapons are an existential threat to the entire world. Stockpiling weapons with the ability to wipe out all life in order to appear tough does nothing to keep either the UK or any other country safe.”
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