On Tuesday, 22 March CND groups and supporters gathered at the US Embassy in London to protest the return of US nuclear weapons to Lakenheath airbase in Suffolk.
It will be followed by national demonstration at Lakenheath on Saturday 20 May.
Organised by London Region CND, they were joined by CND groups located closest to Lakenheath – Norwich CND and Cambridge CND. Other CND groups in attendance included Bromley CND, Lewisham and Greenwich CND, Kingston Peace Council, Wimbledon Disarmament Coalition/CND, Forest Hill CND, Lambeth CND, Tower Hamlets CND, as well as Christian CND and Labour CND members living in London. We were also joined by supporters from Kent Area CND and Greater Manchester CND, as well as Pax Christi, Japan Against Nuclear, and the London Peace Pagoda. Thanks to all who attended.
A special thanks to our speakers on the night: Cllr Emma Dent-Coad; Chair of Norwich CND Sue Wright, Labour National Executive Committee member Jess Barnard; Peace News editor Milan Rai; Stop the War Coalition Chair Shelly Asquith; John McGrath speaking on behalf of the Democratic Socialists of America International Committee; former Haringey Cllr Noah Tucker; CND’s Sara Medi Jones; and Junayd Islam of Cambridge CND. We’d also like to thank Bromley CND member Ann Garrett who read one of her latest poems, Reverend Nagase for leading some chanting prior to the speakers, and to Paul Steele, Hugh Goodacre, and Nick Jeffreys for their songs and music throughout the event.
Find below a gallery of photographs from the evening.