Britain: First national ‘Ground the Drones’ demonstration

Over 400 protesters march to the perimeter fence of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire to protest its use as a centre for drone piloting in Afghanistan | Matthew Cooper/PA

Over 400 protesters march to the perimeter fence of RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire to protest its use as a centre for drone piloting in Afghanistan | Matthew Cooper/PA

STOP THE WAR activists from across Britain took part in the first national “Ground the Drones” demonstration in Lincolnshire on April 27. It brought together the workers movement from Lincoln and Stop The War groups from many parts of Britain to oppose these barbarous terrorist weapons that are being operated from the military base at RAF Waddington over Afghanistan. The base assumed control of British drone missions in Afghanistan earlier that week. The drones were previously operated from a United States Air Force base in Nevada. The Cameron government further plans to use them to intervene in Africa. In parallel, the Harper government has been acquiring drones from Israel. The demonstration brought together War on Want, CND, the Drone Campaign and Lincolnshire Trades Union Council, who exposed the use of these weapons against the people of many countries, and in the case of Israel and USA against their own people as well. Testing for the drones also takes place at Aberporth in Wales, where a movement of the local community has been growing in opposition. Follow the you tube link to view the film of the demonstration.

http://youtu.be/4hHV4UUxt-I

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