Anti war protest at US base

Six anti-war protestors caused hours of disruption this morning after chaining themselves to the main gates of a Suffolk US Air Force base.The five women and one man from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) locked themselves onto Gate 1 at RAF Lakenheath at about 7am this morning.

Six anti-war protesters caused hours of disruption this morning after chaining themselves to the main gates of a Suffolk US Air Force base.

The five women and one man from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) locked themselves onto Gate 1 at RAF Lakenheath at about 7am this morning.

Ministry of Defence police used a specialised cutting team to remove the six protesters by 11am, who are campaigning against the base's involvement in the Afghanistan conflict.

The protest aims to mark the sixth anniversary of bombing in Afghanistan and on the same day when anti-war protest has been banned from outside Parliament.

It comes a year after eight members of the CND were arrested at RAF Lakenheath after breaking in and chaining themselves to the gate of its alleged ammunitions area.

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