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Monday, September 6, 1999 Published at 09:28 GMT 10:28 UK


UK: Wales

Peace women to end their protest

Women from Wales began the 18-year protest

A movement started 18 years ago by women from Wales to campaign against nuclear weapons is to disband at the end of the year.

The Greenham Common Women's Peace Camp will disband after a Millennium party.

The announcement comes 18 years to the day - September 5, 1981 - a group called 'Women for Life on Earth' - the camp's predecessors - held a 110 mile walk from Cardiff to Greenham Common.

Camp members' plan to commemorate their resistance to nuclear weapons by erecting sculptures and standing stones at the controversial nuclear site.

Thousands of protesters converged on Greenham Common in the early Eighties to voice discontent at the storing of Cruise Missiles in Britain.

Miss Rosie Bremer, spokesman for the camp, said: "The women have come to the decision that they have done as much as they can at the site and it's time to move on.

"The Commemorative and Historical Site will not only mark the resistance to nuclear weapons in this country, but also, hopefully, have some influence in creating a world without them."





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