The Scrap Trident coalition is proud of these activists and their unyielding commitment to a world of peace. We believe that the authorities decision to charge them with ‘breach of the peace’ is a supreme irony. Many of them will shortly be informed of the dates of their court appearances to answer these charges. We will be supporting them. We also have a few words for them from no less a figure than Noam Chomsky who has kindly sent this message to Scrap Trident specifically for the arrested activists:
Fifteen years ago the World Court determined that it is a legal responsibility of the nuclear powers to meet their commitment to devote themselves to removing these awful devices from the earth Further development of these systems is not only a violation of law; it also increases threats to survival that are constant and serious. Those who are acting courageously to uphold our obligations deserve our sincere respect and full support.