30 July 2006: for immediate release
CND protestors are gathering at RAF Mildenhall today (Sunday) and tomorrow (Monday) to oppose the use of the air-force base for the transport of US weapons to the Middle East. The base, situated between Ely and Brandon in East Anglia, is now being used for the transports which have been rerouted from Prestwick in Scotland. There has been a massive public outcry against British facilities being used for these murderous transports.
Protestors will be at the base from 5pm today and from 11am tomorrow. Slogans for the protest include ‘Stop Murderous Cargo Flights’ and ‘We condemn all weapons transports to the Middle East’. Peter Lanyon, CND activist from Norwich said:
‘We utterly condemn all weapons transports to the Middle East at this time. They are contributing to the worsening of this tragic humanitarian crisis. There will be even more blood on our hands’.
Kate Hudson, Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament said:
‘Not only is the Prime Minister going against overwhelming world opinion in refusing to back an immediate ceasefire, but also by allowing these murderous transports to take place through Britain, he is actively contributing to the mounting death toll. Eternal shame on Tony Blair. Not only the peoples of the world, but History, will judge him very harshly for this latest piece of war-mongering.’
For comment on or from the protest, contact Peter Lanyon on 07707 036 279, or Kate Hudson on 07739 184 335.
Notes to Editor:
1. For further information and interviews please contact Rick Wayman, CND’s Press & Communications Officer, on 0207 7002350 or 07968 420859
2. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is one of Europe’s biggest single-issue peace campaigns, with over 32,000 members in the UK. CND campaigns for the abolition of all nuclear weapons everywhere.