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Charge over anti-nuclear protest

Dockyard protest
Some protesters chained themselves to crash barriers

A man has been charged with obstructing a highway after the entrance to Devonport Dockyard was barricaded by a group of anti-nuclear campaigners.

Police were called to the dockyard's Camel's Head gate in Plymouth at 0720 BST on Friday after protesters tied ladders together to block the entrance.

The 33-year-old man from Plymouth was arrested after allegedly lying in the road and refusing to move.

He will appear before Plymouth Magistrates' Court on 5 September.

Campaign group Trident Ploughshares said they were protesting about money being spent on renewing the UK's Trident nuclear fleet.

Devonport maintains, upgrades and fuels the Royal Navy's submarines and is the oldest naval base in Britain employing more than 4,000 people.


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