Peace campers were in England from late last month to support Action AWE´s Burghfield Disarmament Camp. This was a two-week camp at AWE Burghfield — Britain´s nuclear bomb factory — including a blockade of the facility on September 2nd.
Arriving on the Saturday before the announced start date of the camp, we were quickly brought up to speed on the local network´s plans. Early Sunday morning saw us set off in convoy to take the site. Thanks to some excellent reconnaisance work and good choreography, we were able to set up right outside AWE Burghfield´s perimeter fence, deploying tents and a rapidly-immobilised caravan and securing the space with fencing.
The next few days were spent setting up the camp´s facilities and interacting with Ministry of Defence police. Not satisfied with the clear evidence of our competence and understanding, they made a point of repeatedly restating that we were in contravention…
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