A group of 80 anti-nuclear demonstrators were arrested by the police during a non-violent protest actin at Harrington rocket base, Northamptonshire, UK, Jan 2.
GV Demonstrators in Rothwell market place.
SV PAN..Ditto..zoom into placards.
SV Demonstrators with placard.
SV Demonstrators start march off.
TV Ditto march through street.
STV Ditto and placards.
CU Pan ditto.
TRAVEL SHOT..Marchers along road.
LV R.A.F.notices pan to police on guard at rocket base.
SV Barbed wire barrier and police.
GV Marchers pass police at base.
SV Group march to barbed wire entrance.
LV Group at barbed wire barrier - police in b/g.
SV Group ditto.
PAN Demonstrators with placards.
SV Collecting tents from trucks.
LV Two girls pitch tent.
CU Girl pitches tent.
LV Police around tent pitchers.
SV Police demolish tents.
SV Policeman with arrested man.
SV Ditto with man and girl.
SV Ditto man being helped.
SV Police demolish tent.
SV Policeman with arrested girls.
SV Nell Sandford, on ground, awaits arrest.
SV Group of arrested demonstrators.
PAN..R.A.F.truck leaves with arrested demonstrators.
Demonstrators marching to base entrance.
Setting up camp.
Police making arrests.
RAF bus leaving with arrested demonstrators.
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Background: A group of 80 anti-nuclear demonstrators were arrested by the police during a non-violent protest actin at Harrington rocket base, Northamptonshire, UK, Jan 2.
Supported by the Directed Action Committee Against Nuclear War, the demonstrators marched from nearby Rothwell to the RAF base where extra civil and Royal Air Force police were on duty, guarding barriers at the entrance.
Some of the demonstrators walked up to the barbed wire and stood together silently facing the barricade; others began pitching tents on the roadside, despite warnings from the police. They had been briefed by their leaders not to break through fences, but to offer passive resistance to the authorities.
As the demonstrators continued to set up camp, police intervened and began making arrests. Altogether 26 women and 54 men were taken away to be charged at a special court in Northampton with obstructing the police. Seven of them were granted bail, while the other 73 were remanded in custody until Jan 6.