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Nuclear Weapons on Kingston Bridge

A convoy bringing more nuclear weapons to Scotland drove across the country on Wednesday 16th June. After driving up the M74 the 3 large lorries with their armed escort turned onto the M8 and through Glasgow. As they approached the Kingston Bridge 2 cars ahead of them were involved in an accident and the whole convoy was stationary for several minutes. The bridge is known to be structurally unsafe and there is real concern that it could collapse if there were lorries nose to tail across it. These nuclear transporters weigh 48 tonnes each, which exceeds the maximum permitted for lorries in British roads. It is dreadful that these weapons are coming to Scotland and lunacy to drive them through the middle of Glasgow over this bridge.

For once we were unable to stop the convoy as it drove through Dunbartonshire. With a massive police presence they gave protesters the slip, although one car did follow it most of the way.

Scottish CND      Magazine