Thursday, 15 March 2007

Trident and untested

Up on Parliament Square yesterday to join the protest against the renewal of Trident.

Lots of good speeches; but I was particularly interested in the one from a woman from Block the Builders (anti-Aldermaston developments), who was involved in direct action at the camp. She said nine of them had earlier blocked the road and were now being held under SOCA - serious and organised crime legislation.

Then the fish on bikes turned up and there was a bit of argy-bargy with the Police. Made me think - why are a whole load more of us not organised to take part in mass blockades?

For further thought perhaps - getting people to break the law is fraught with all sorts of complications. In the meantime, it was good to see a healthy mid-week turn out - the struggle continues...

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