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Activists Block Nuke Dockyard Gate For Three Hours, Plymouth

Devonport Camp 2005
On Friday 20 May, anti-nuclear weapons campaigners successfully blockaded Albert Gate leading in to Devonport Dockyard. The blockade, organised by the Plymouth-based Trident Ploughshares, lasted for three hours. The action follows a week of high-visibility peace protest presence on Drake’s Island which concluded with a move to Devil’s Point on the Plymouth mainland, where a larger camp was established earlier in the week.

Update on Drake’s Island Occupation

Trident Drake's Island 2

19th May 2005

Devonport Camp 2005
During the day, Drake’s Island has been evacuated and the camp has been transferred to Devil’s Point on the Plymouth shore, which is situated just across from the island. About 30 people are currently camping in an old water reservoir, which is now dry, which was squatted under the noses of a vanful of police officers who were lurking around the car park close to the site. The site is nice with good disabled access and moved lawns, banners are in place as well as toilets, a kitchen, a registration tent and a bigger meeting tent.

Anti-nuclear activists declare Drake's Island nuclear free state

Trident Drake's Island 1


On Friday 13th May in a force 7 wind, a group of 12; including Trident Ploughshares pledgers with the invaluable assistance of Greenpeace sailors; landed on the jetty of Drake's Island and claimed squatters rights to this rocky territory which is directly opposite Plymouth Hoe.

AWE Aldermaston: blockade stops work on new weapons

Block the Builders logo

9th May 2005

The main construction entrance into the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston has been blocked by members of the of the "Block the Builders" campaign this morning. While the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) conference continues in New York, a peaceful blockade has closed the main entrance of the AWE, blocking all access to the West Gate complex. Only three lorries have got into the AWE so far, and work for new weapons developments has been stopped by the blockade.

Activists Break into top UK Nuke Base in tsunami aid protest

2nd January 2005

A pair of teenage activists breached high security at Faslane Base tonight to highlight the annual cost of Trident compared to the sum of aid promised by the British government to help the victims of the earthquake in Asia.