Anti-nu­clear cam­paign­ers trav­elled to Camp­bel­town

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

AS THE mil­i­tary dic­ta­tor­ship in North Korea threat­ens ar­maged­don a group from the Cam­paign for Nu­clear Dis­ar­ma­ment (CND) vis­ited Camp­bel­town.

CND’s Gavin McGil­vray, April May Thom­son and Gwen Sin­clair trav­elled from Kil­marnock for MOK Fest.

Dis­ap­pointed

They were dis­ap­pointed that they were un­able to run a re­cruit­ment stand when the Doon the Green event was can­celled but talked to peo­ple on the streets about nu­clear dis­ar­ma­ment.

Ms Sin­clair said: ‘We have been go­ing to as many fes­ti­vals as pos­si­ble this year to speak to peo­ple about the 200 nu­clear weapons at Faslane and Coul­port, just 35 miles from Scot­land’s largest ur­ban pop­u­la­tion.

‘In ad­di­tion we have been speak­ing about the United Na­tions treaty ban­ning nu­clear weapons which was en­dorsed by 122 coun­tries and ap­proved in New York in July.

‘The United States was to­tally against the treaty and cited the es­ca­la­tion of North Korea’s nu­clear and bal­lis­tic mis­sile pro­gramme as one rea­son.

Sup­port

‘The UK did not at­tend although the gov­ern­ment claims to sup­port mul­ti­lat­eral dis­ar­ma­ment.’

Cam­paign for Nu­clear Dis­ar­ma­ment group: Gavin McGil­vray, April May Thom­son and Gwen Sin­clair.

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