Skip to comments.Faslane peace camp facing closure (lack of interest!)
Posted on 04/29/2013 11:17:46 PM PDT by Olog-hai
For more than three decades, it has been a ramshackle yet passionate presence in the shadow of Britains strategic nuclear deterrent, acting as a focal point for peace campaigners throughout the world.
But now, having fought off repeated threats of eviction, the constant vigil maintained by demonstrators at the Faslane Peace Camp in Argyll is to end in June.
With only four residents left, the small population of the camp on the shores of Gare Loch say they will be forced to take the regrettable action unless they are joined by a fresh influx of recruits in the next three weeks.
The news, which is a blow for Scotlands longstanding anti-nuclear weapon movement, comes just weeks after protests across the country against the Trident system, which included a mass blockade at Faslane. Police arrested 47 protesters outside the base, home to Britains nuclear weapons, after campaigners chained themselves together.
(Excerpt) Read more at scotsman.com ...
let me guess, they are..were.. squatters?
Anti-nuke hippies? Oughta go without saying.
Hell, what’s to protest when england’s importing its very own enemies by the trainload from the ME?
Not nukes, ‘ol buddy—its GOOKS.
Sounds like this is the Scottish equivalent of Greenham Common and their protestors. Left unwritten and unmentioned is how much of the 1950 through 80's 'Peace Movement' was funded by the Soviets and with their fall, lack of publicity and glory quieted the movements to their current levels.
As far as I can see, this strikes me as a continuation of 'Hippydom' and the postponement of adulthood for a 'cause'. Given the evidence from much history, the ability to produce 10s of protestors out of a population of millions for any cause is absolutely nothing remarkable.