Veteran nuclear protester’s visit

Anti nuclear weapons protester Bruce Kent, right, speaks at demonstration by CND Sheffield against plans to renew the UK's Trident nuclear submarines
Anti nuclear weapons protester Bruce Kent, right, speaks at demonstration by CND Sheffield against plans to renew the UK's Trident nuclear submarines
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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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