A former Roman Catholic priest who has spent more than 50 years campaigning against nuclear weapons came to Sheffield for a demonstration.
Bruce Kent, aged 83, who started taking part in protests in 1959, spoke at the Sheffield CND rally, in Barker’s Pool.
The demonstration took place against Government plans to spend £100 billion renewing the UK’s Trident nuclear defence.
Bruce, who was in Sheffield and Doncaster yesterday as part of a national tour, said: “More nuclear weapons will make the world a more dangerous place. The funding could be spent on hospital ships which could go around the world to provide help.”
Kath Cripps, secretary of Sheffield CND, said: “There are better ways to spend such a colossal amount of money. A nuclear war would be so devastating I don’t think the weapons would ever be used – and they will just go to waste.”
Sheffield CND members are demonstrating on Saturday against British forces training to use unmanned drone aircraft in war zones.
A coach is setting off at 9.30am from Pond Hill, to RAF Waddington, where the training is taking place.
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