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AWE protestors set to finish fast
ANTI-nuclear weapons campaigners have been fasting outside atomic weapons sites at Burghfield and Aldermaston.
Tomorrow will mark the end of the four-day fast by members and supporters of protest group Action AWE.
They began their protest on Tuesday outside the main gates of the AWE Burghfield site.
They have not eaten or drunk anything except water in a protest that coincides with a fast by French activists in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Serge Levillayer, a founder of anti-nuclear group French Maison de Vigilance, joined protesters at AWE Burghfield to show solidarity.
Also among the protesters, who yesterday walked from the Burghfield site to AWE Aldermaston and back, was Angie Zelter.
Ms Zelter, from London, said her fast was in remembrance of the nuclear destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan at the end of the Second World War.
She said ordinary people needed to ensure MPs voted against a replacement for the Trident nuclear weapons system which is assembled and maintained by AWE.
She said: “Spending £100billion on new nuclear weapons is criminal when the Government is at the same time cutting crucial social services and benefits".
The event is being monitored by Thames Valley Police and is part of a series of planned protests at AWE Burghfield and AWE Aldermaston over the coming months.
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