All 33 people arrested on Monday were released by Monday evening. They had been held at police stations in Newbury, Loddon Valley (near Reading), Abingdon and Maidenhead. Some were ordered to pay a £30 fixed penalty, others were charged (generally with Highway Obstruction, but one Section 5 Public Order Act (for wearing an offensive T-shirt, apparently) and one Obstructing a police officer), whilst others were offered a caution (which some refused to accept, and so were charged).
Please contact us at blockawe [at] yahoo.co.uk or call 0845 45 88 361 so we can help arrange court support, and to be kept informed about the latest Trident Ploughshares actions around the UK, at AWE Aldermaston and Burghfield, Faslane and Coulport, Rolls Royce Raynesway Derby, Devonport, Barrow-in-Furness, Menwith Hill, Fylingdales, Lockheed Martin, Serco, Jacobs Engineering, BAE Systems, Babcock and other ghastly sites of nuclear proliferation around the UK.
This blog will continue to be updated with photos, information and reports from Monday's highly successful blockade, so watch this space!
Please send your photos and video footage from the blockade (with credits) as soon as you can to aldermaston_blockade_media_team [at] yahoo.co.uk
Trident Ploughshares website: http://www.tridentploughshares.org