UK activists blockade nuclear bomb factory for third day

Britain’s anti-nuclear activists have blocked entrance to a nuclear bomb factory for more than three days, bringing the construction work at the firm to a halt.

Peace campaigners from the Trident Ploughshares group began a month-long action on Monday against the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons program at AWE Burghfield in Berkshire, where warheads are assembled and maintained.

Protesters made a human blockade on roads around the factory. A number of activists from other countries, such as Belgium, France and Germany, also joined the protest on Wednesday to show their solidarity.

“This is the first time we have sustained a blockade from one day and overnight into the next for three full days and it is still continuing. We are in our arm-tubes almost the whole time right in front of the gates stopping them from opening. We want an end to the threat of nuclear annihilation,” said Trident Ploughshares spokeswoman Angie Zelter.

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