Six anti-drones protesters nabbed in UK

Six protesters have been nabbed at Britain’s drones command at RAF Waddington after they entered the facility and set up anti-war banners there.

The protesters, including two priests, had also planted a Å“peace garden” at the facility before being arrested.

The site in Lincolnshire has seen several protests since April when the Ministry of Defense revealed it is using the military base to operate killer drones bombing Afghanistan.

The police has also reportedly ambushed the detaineesâ„¢ houses and seized their computer equipment.

The detainees said they wanted to expose the impact of the killer drones on global peace and the lives of ordinary Afghans, calling on the government to Å“disarm” its killer drones.

The move coincided with the fifth anniversary of Britainâ„¢s first drone strike in Afghanistan and the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

Activists from different anti-war campaign groups, including the Stop the War Coalition, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, Drone Wars UK and Disarm the Drones, have been calling for an end to the killer unmanned aerial vehiclesâ„¢ operations saying they give the politicians the means to murder innocent people and go scot-free.

Å“Operated far away from conflict zones, drones make it much easier for politicians to launch military strikes and order extrajudicial assassinations without democratic oversight or accountability to the public,” the Stop the War Coalition said during a protest at the Lincolnsire base back in April.


This article originally appeared on: Press TV