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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.

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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