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Students in glue protest at base
Base protesters: Picture courtesy of Indymedia
Campaigners glued themselves together outside the base
Peace campaigners from West Yorkshire glued themselves together and blockaded an entrance to the Faslane nuclear submarine base in Scotland on Friday.

The students from Bradford and Leeds universities and a lecturer went to the base after the government voted to renew the UK's Trident system.

Rev Chris Howson, an Anglican priest connected with the group, said the campaigners had been arrested.

An MoD spokeswoman at Faslane confirmed that 14 people had been arrested.

Speaking in Bradford on Friday Mr Howson said: "When we heard on Wednesday that the government had voted to renew and upgrade nuclear weapons we thought that was such a stupid move we thought we'd do something equally stupid."

The MoD spokeswoman said 10 people had blocked the north gate at the base and another four were in the process of blocking the south gate when they were arrested.

"Because of the closure of the north gate there was disruption to traffic leaving and entering the base, however the MoD police were quickly on the scene to remove the protesters and this did not affect the normal operation of the base."




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