Fwd: Australian Peace Activist Among 379 rrested at Trident Base

Gary MacLennan g.maclennan at SPAMqut.edu.au
Sat Feb 17 06:35:19 MST 2001



>Date: Fri, 16 Feb 2001 16:01:41 +0000
>From: "Ciaron O'Reilly" <ciaronx at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Australian Peace Activist Among 379 rrested at Trident Base
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>AUSTRLAIN PEACE ACTIVIST ONE OF 379 ARRESTED AT BRITAINS NUCLEAR SUBMARINE
>BASE - FEB 12 TH.
>
>Australian peace activist Ciaron O'Reilly was one of  379 arrested in a
>day long blockade of Britain's Trident nuclear submarine base in Faslane
>Scotland on Feb 12th.  Joining O'Reilly in the cells wereover 20 Christian
>clergy, a Buddhist monk, a Scottish QC,a member of Scottish Parliament, a
>member of British Parliament, a member of European Parliament, King Arthur
>the Druid, Earth Firsters, CNDers, RTS folks, SWPers, the Irish crew, the
>acquiited Loch Goil Ploughshares, Scottish nationalists, peace campers,
>grannies, students, teachers - "protesters of all ages, from all walks of
>life who had linked arms, tied themselves together with chains and sat on
>the entrance to Britain's Trident nuclear submarine base("The Scottish
>Herald" 13/2/01)."
>
>Like many others, O'Reilly refused to walk when arrested - was carried and
>charged with "breach of the peace" and "resisting arrest", while in
>custody DNA was forcibly taken.
>
>Entry to the base was significantly disrupted throughout the day, THE
>British Navy were forced to bring 200 workers in by barge up the
>Loch.  This was the largest mass arrest in the history of the Scottish
>peace movement.
>
>The blockade was organised by Scottish CND, the Faslane Peace Camp and
>Trident Ploughshares
>(<http://64.4.20.250/cgi-bin/linkrd?_lang=EN&lah=fa63c4244623e653b403711147209888&lat=982338841&hm___action=http%3a%2f%2fwww%2etridentploughshares%2eorg>www.tridentploughshares.org).
>
>These arrestes have been preceeded by 775 arrests, 82 trials (with many
>more in the pipeline) and a total of 764 days spent in prison since the
>Trident Ploughshares campaign against  began on Hiroshima Day 1998.  The
>campaign has included blockades of Faslane, Aldermaston nuclear weapons
>factory, nuclear convoys and a number of acts of direct disarmament of the
>Trident system.
>
>Fr. Martin Newell and Susan van der Hijden remain in prison since their
>Nov. 3rd. disarmament of the nuclear convoy lorry that carries the
>warheads to Faslane.  Bothprisoners expressed their solidarity with the
>blockaders by fasting in their cells on February 12th.
>
>More information
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>AUSTRLAIN PEACE ACTIVIST ONE OF 379 ARRESTED AT BRITAINS NUCLEAR SUBMARINE
>BASE - FEB 12 TH.
>
>Australian peace activist Ciaron O'Reilly was one of  379 arrested in a
>day long blockade of Britain's Trident nuclear submarine base in Faslane
>Scotland on Feb 12th.  Joining O'Reilly in the cells wereover 20 Christian
>clergy, a Buddhist monk, a Scottish QC,a member of Scottish Parliament, a
>member of British Parliament, a member of European Parliament, King Arthur
>the Druid, Earth Firsters, CNDers, RTS folks, SWPers, the Irish crew, the
>acquiited Loch Goil Ploughshares, Scottish nationalists, peace campers,
>grannies, students, teachers - "protesters of all ages, from all walks of
>life who had linked arms, tied themselves together with chains and sat on
>the entrance to Britain's Trident nuclear submarine base("The Scottish
>Herald" 13/2/01)."
>
>Like many others, O'Reilly refused to walk when arrested - was carried and
>charged with "breach of the peace" and "resisting arrest", while in
>custody DNA was forcibly taken.
>
>Entry to the base was significantly disrupted throughout the day, THE
>British Navy were forced to bring 200 workers in by barge up the
>Loch.  This was the largest mass arrest in the history of the Scottish
>peace movement.
>
>The blockade was organised by Scottish CND, the Faslane Peace Camp and
>Trident Ploughshares
>(<http://www.tridentploughshares.org>www.tridentploughshares.org).  These
>arrestes have been preceeded by 775 arrests, 82 trials (with many more in
>the pipeline) and a total of 764 days spent in prison since the Trident
>Ploughshares campaign against  began on Hiroshima Day 1998.  The campaign
>has included blockades of Faslane, Aldermaston nuclear weapons factory,
>nuclear convoys and a number of acts of direct disarmament of the Trident
>system.
>
>Fr. Martin Newell and Susan van der Hijden remain in prison since their
>Nov. 3rd. disarmament of the nuclear convoy lorry that carries the
>warheads to Faslane.  Bothprisoners expressed their solidarity with the
>blockaders by fasting in their cells on February 12th.
>
>More information
><mailto:ciaronx at hotmail.com>ciaronx at hotmail.com
>www.tridentploughshares.org






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