Marie Walsh, one of the eight anti-Trident activists facing prosecution in Reading, will be walking to court over the Easter weekend to highlight the illegality of Trident.
Marie will walk from Wallingford to Reading over two days (Easter Saturday, 20th April and Easter Monday 22nd April) mostly off-road on the Thames Path, roughly 11 miles each day.
Saturday’s route starts with a ‘preamble’ in Didcot. Then Wallingford-Goring & Streatley rail station on the Thames path.
Monday’s route is Goring & Streatley rail station – Tilehurst rail station on the Thames Path then Oxford Road to Reading West Rail Station and then into Reading town centre, meeting for a ‘Peace Picnic in the Park’ at Forbury Gardens at the end of the day.
Marie writes: “It would be wonderful if we had a small group of us walking! We’ll try and organise lifts so it’s possible for you to do any length of section you choose. We’ll leaflet and talk to people along the way, carry flags that will be seen from the river/road and stop to give out leaflets in Didcot, Wallingford, Cholsey, Moulsford, Streatley-on-Thames, Goring, Whitchurch, Purley, Tilehurst and Reading.
“And if you can’t/don’t want to walk, we also need help with: publicity/spreading the word, giving lifts, meeting us to leaflet, poss. banner drops, and so on. And please come and join the ‘picnic for peace’ in Forbury Gardens on Easter Monday.
“I want the UK to sign up to the new United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons agreed in July 2017. I want the government to scrap Trident’s replacement and use the money to create far more jobs in sustainable technology and green energy – enough to employ all the civilians who are currently in nuclear weapons jobs together with many more.”
You can get in touch with Marie by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 07999 090-484.