Leeds protestors stage ‘knit-in’ over nuclear weapons

Radical knitters and crocheters outside Leeds Art Gallery on The Headrow.

Radical knitters and crocheters outside Leeds Art Gallery on The Headrow.

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RADICAL knitters and crocheters from across the region came to Leeds to stage a ‘knit in’ yesterday.

The two-hour protest outside Leeds City Art Gallery on The Headrow was against increased spending on illegal nuclear weapons.

The pink scarf knitted at the Leeds event will contribute to a planned seven-mile scarf that stretches from AWE Aldermaston to Burghfield – the two UK Atomic Weapons Establishment sites in Berkshire – as part of the Wool Against Weapons demonstration on August 9.

Catherine Bann, of Yorkshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), said: “Knitting this scarf is a great way of bringing people together to discuss the important issues.”

CND campaigner Dave Webb, from Leeds, said: “The idea to make this scarf against nuclear weapons has really caught on.”

Similar protests are also being staged across the country.

 

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