The Common Good
May-June 2001

Great Scot!

by Rose Marie Berger, Susannah Hunter | May-June 2001

Hours after the Scottish Royal Navy announced that its fourth Trident nuclear-armed
submarine—the HMS Vengeance—had entered service, 373 protesters were arrested in
the ...

Hours after the Scottish Royal Navy announced that its fourth Trident nuclear-armed submarine—the HMS Vengeance—had entered service, 373 protesters were arrested in the largest-ever demonstration outside Scotland's Faslane naval base. An estimated 1,000 demonstrators came to declare nuclear weapons illegal under international law because they do not discriminate between combatants and civilians. Norman Shanks, leader of Scotland's well-known Iona Community, was among the approximately 20 clergy arrested.

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