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Nuclear transport through Scotland expected on Monday 12th of May

fwd | 11.05.2003 20:31 | Anti-militarism | Ecology

A nuclear transport is on the road, heading for Scotland.
There will be protests against these weapons of mass destruction.
The nuclear warheads are expected to arrive at Coulport, near Faslane, Helensburgh, on Monday, 12th of May 2003 in the afternoon.

Do you want to be a weapons inspector?

A British military convoy carrying illegal weapons of mass destruction is due to arrive in Scotland on Monday. The heavily guarded convoy of lorries slipped out of a top-secret atomic bomb factory near Reading on Saturday morning and travelling by road is due to arrive at its destination - a nuclear bomb store at Coulport on Loch Long on the Clyde - on Mornday afternoon. Each of the three lorries in the convoy is thought to be carrying two nuclear warheads which each have a destructive capacity eight times the
bomb that destroyed Hiroshima. The bombs have been ruled illegal under international law.

Civilian weapons inspectors from Scottish CND, Trident Ploughshares and Faslane Peace Camp will be monitoring the convoy as it travels through Scotland as part of the UK Nukewatch network. At some point the civilian weapons inspectors will attempt to stop the convoy for a close-up
inspection, but this is likely to be resisted by the British regime's security personnel who are escorting the convoy.

The convoy is expected to travel on a route that will take it up the M74 to Glasgow then up the M73 and A80 to Stirling then along the A811 to Balloch at the south end of Loch Lomond, then up the A82 alongside Loch Lomond to
take the Glen Fruin road to Coulport. As well as being illegal under international law the movement of these weapons puts the communities living along the convoys route in a great deal of risk of a major nuclear accident.

If you wish to join the team of weapons inspectors on Monday please meet outside Partick station at 11am on Monday.

For more information please phone Phill on 07751477628.



Display the following 6 comments

  1. Hanford Washington, Pat Act and dangerous tra — a3m
  2. Convoy now arrived — Jane
  3. illegal? — Paul
  4. it makes me laugh — Kenny Mullen
  5. Illegal weapons — Paul
  6. feature — fwd


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