My case against Trident in Plymouth, 19/5/15

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My case against Trident in Plymouth, 19/5/15

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In July last year, I was arrested for blocking the gate of Devonport Docks, where the Trident nuclear weapons fleet is serviced. This was part of my long-running commitment to raise awareness about the proposed Trident renewal and to challenge it’s legality through peaceful protest. There is due to be a one or two day trial with me and my co-defendant Nikki Clarke at Plymouth Magistrates Court on Tuesday May 19th.

The government’s position is that I was breaking the law, by disrupting “lawful work” on the HMS Vengeance submarine. My position is that it is the government who are breaking an international treaty by upgrading Britain’s nuclear arsenal, and that work on maintaining a nuclear weapons systems is itself unlawful.

At my trial three expert witnesses will testify on international humanitarian law, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and the threat that holding nuclear…

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3 thoughts on “My case against Trident in Plymouth, 19/5/15

  1. passed on messages of support and had a message of THANKS back from Nikki and also to say that the case has been postponed as the judge is off sick. Sick of all the people protesting against Trident?! Will post the new date when we find out ….

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