Anti-nuclear protesters at Faslane charged after blocking entrance

Faslane Peace Camp announced on Wednesday that they would protest at the end of August.

Anti-nuclear protesters at HMNB Clyde Faslane naval base charged after blocking entrance PA Media

Anti-nuclear protesters blocked the entrance of a naval base in Helensburgh on Wednesday for several hours.

Three activists were arrested and charged with breach of the peace on August 9 at HMNB Clyde, commonly known as Faslane.

A Royal Navy spokesperson said: “We can confirm that three individuals were arrested yesterday outside of HMNB Clyde and charged with breach of the peace.

“At no time did the individuals gain entry to the site and the safety and security of the Naval Base and our vessels were not compromised.

“The Naval Base has well-established procedures in place for such eventualities and our core business of supporting the Royal Navy fleet was not affected.”

Faslane Peace Camp, which is located near the base, announced on Wednesday that a “Jam the Base” protest is planned for Saturday August 26.

The activists said that they will make a “nicely noisy march” along the A814 to the north gate of Faslane starting at 3pm and ending in an “anti-nuclear cacophony”.

Police Scotland has been contacted for comment.

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