Nuclear weapons convoy March 2016 – stopped!

convoy stopped by Brian Q Balloch 10 March 2016A nuclear warhead convoy left AWE Burghfield in the early hours of Thur March 10th. It travelled up the West side of the country stopping in at Preston then continuing up the M6 to Scotland to be met by Scottish Nukewatchers. Going North on the M74 it turned off on the M73 to join the M80 then went into Stirling DSG for a break. After that it turned West along the A811 to Balloch where protester Brian Quail from Glasgow walked out onto the pedestrian crossing and stopped it. After about 5 minutes enough police were gathered to carry Brian out of the road and the convoy continued up the side of Loch Lomond, arriving at Coulport at around 6pm

This convoy then left Coulport for its return journey around 10.30am on Monday 14 March. It went to Stirling where it was filmed by Stirling Uni CND group before stopping in the DSG for a break. It then went south on the M80 and M73 where it was again filmed at Baillieston junction at 2pm on the outskirts of Glasgow before heading down the M74.

The convoy was then seen again by Nukewatchers on the M40 near Banbury at around 2am. It then took the A34 passing Oxford and going onto the M4 to head East to arrive at Burghfield at 3.40am.

 

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