On Thursday 9th August Trident Ploughshares held a Nagasaki commemoration and protest at the Scottish National Party’s HQ in Edinburgh
A Trident Ploughshares spokesperson said:
“We wanted to challenge their ludicrous lack of consistency in declaring an absolute opposition to hosting nuclear weapons while being willing to join a nuclear armed military alliance. They are insisting that their commitment to rid Scotland of Trident is still “cast iron”. We suspect that this resolve is weakening.
We also wanted to show our respect for the victims of the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki 67 years ago.”
The protest took the form of a die-in in the yard outside the office and was accompanied by songs from Rise Up Signing and Protest in Harmony. The SNP staff took a relaxed approach to the event and even offered us access to their toilets. The media was there in numbers and the protest has had wide coverage, including making a front page main story in the Herald.
Trident Ploughshares is a member of the No To NATO Scotland Coalition.