Watch the film made during the “Report Crime” event organized by Action AWE on February 8th, 2014.
From the Press Release:
Reading, Berkshire, 8 February 2014:- A line of 50 people queued around the block at Reading Police Station as one by one they reported their concerns that the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) nuclear bomb factories in Aldermaston and Burghfield were engaged in manufacturing and transporting weapons of mass destruction and facilitating preparations to use nuclear weapons, contrary to International Humanitarian Law . In conjunction with Action AWE (Atomic Weapons Eradication), they will call on the police to arrest government and AWE officials responsible for nuclear warhead production and deployment, which facilitate preparations to use nuclear weapons, contrary to International Humanitarian Law.
Read the full press release here.
From a blog:
“I want to report a crime: they’re building weapons of mass destruction just down the road”
The idea of going into a police station and saying "I want to report a crime and that crime is mass murder" seemed at first quite cringe-making - totally against my upbringing in the traditions of British reserve! But it also seemed a fascinating Alice-in-Wonderland thing to do. ( I have done a bit of street theatre before with the peace movement, with CAAT providing the props of toy bombs and bullets and cs gas canisters.) It was made much easier by the informal and friendly atmosphere of the demonstration, with lots of encouraging songs we were all singing together; by the helpfulness and professionalism of the police; and by there being so many of us doing it together, although we had to give the statements on our own - to truly stand up and be counted. I arranged to have a buddy. She stood next to me as I did my crime reporting and then I stood by her. Shoulder to shoulder - that made it easier too.
Check all the reports, news and information on Action AWE event page.