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Anti-nuclear protesters arrested
Faslane naval base
The activists were arrested outside the nuclear weapons base
Four anti-nuclear protesters who covered themselves in red paint outside Faslane naval base have been arrested.

Police detained the group, all from Spain, at the gates of the base which houses the UK's Trident nuclear deterrent, at 1400 GMT.

The two men and two women were among 15 Spanish activists to join a permanent peace camp near the base on the Clyde.

Alberto Estefania, of Bilbao, said the four were calling for a world without wars and had expected to be arrested.

"We want the resources spent on war preparations to go to build a peaceful world," he said.

Strathclyde police confirmed four people had been arrested over public order offences.


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