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Eleven charged over nuclear demo

Trident nuclear submarine
AWE makes warheads for the UK's submarine-launched nuclear missiles

Eleven people have been charged after a demonstration at the UK's nuclear weapons production site.

The protest began early on Monday at the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Aldermaston, Berkshire.

One man and 10 women are accused of causing a wilful obstruction of the highway. They are due to appear before magistrates in June and July.

AWE provides and maintains warheads for Trident, the UK's submarine-launched nuclear missile system.



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