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Nobel Peace Laureate Arrested at Faslane, Scotland

category international | anti-war / imperialism | news report author Saturday December 09, 2006 16:31author by Make Trident History (Ireland)author email ireland at faslane365 dot org

Five people, Mairead Corrigan Maguire, Mark Chapman, Philip Mangold, Ann Patterson and Miriam Turley were arrested by Strathclyde police outside the UK trident nuclear submarine base at Faslane , Scotland on Saturday 9 December at 12 noon. Mairead Maguire is a Nobel Peace Laureate and honorary President of the Peace People . The five were part of a larger group called that had come from Ireland as part of the Faslane 365 campaign to protest against nuclear weapons of mass destruction at the Base. The blockade lasted about 40 minutes while the traffic was slowed down to a single lane. The other members of the group sang songs and shouted words of encouragement while the five were being arrested.

The group was seen off at a rally at Belfast City Hall by well-wishers , including the Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor, Donal McKeown. The five arrested are being held overnight at Clydebank Police Station in Glasgow.

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