Wednesday, 22 November 2006

Poppies picked (or is that 'nicked'?)

The northern Quaker contribution to the Faslane 365 blockade was held over 12-13 November and decided to mark remembrance Sunday by disguising themselves as poppies - mostly white, but a few red ones amongst them as well. About 16 were arrested over the two days. Here's a photo: of arrests happening.

I notice the rota for groups joining in the blockade (at has a few gaps in it, but it's impressive how many people have committed themselves to standing, sitting, praying, singing, knitting etc outside the nuclear weapons base in some of the most unclement weather. Mind you, it hasn't got seriously cold yet, just wet and windy. Anyone for February!? Might there be some snowdrops passing through, perhaps?