Protesters set up camp at RAF Mildenhall

PUBLISHED: 12:45 02 August 2006 | UPDATED: 11:56 04 May 2010

PROTESTERS are setting up a peace camp at RAF Mildenhall in demonstration against murderous cargo flights which they say are transporting weapons to the Middle East. Around 30 protesters, some of whom are members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

PROTESTERS are setting up a peace camp at RAF Mildenhall in demonstration against "murderous cargo flights" which they say are transporting weapons to the Middle East.

Around 30 protesters, some of whom are members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, believe two planes diverted to the US airbase from Scotland were carrying weapons destined for the troubled region.

Eastern region campaign organiser for the CND, Mell Harrison, said: "As long as the US continues its support for Israel we are going to continue this protest.

"These planes are flying out from Kelly in Texas, where the US keeps its weapons and re-fuelling here before flying out to Tel Aviv."

Asked how long she expects the demonstration to last, she said: "That will depend on what happens - we cannot put an exact time on it at this stage."

The base has refused to comment on whether or not the flights have been carrying weapons.


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