Breaking Camp at Greenham: Britain ends a protest over missile deployment

Britain ends a protest as The Netherlands hesitates over missiles

At the first light of a chilly dawn, 350 British police and bailiffs converged on the main gate of the Royal Air Force base at Greenham Common. For nearly three years, a ragtag band of women demonstrators had captured headlines round the world by camping just outside the gate to protest the deployment inside of 96 nuclear-tipped, U.S.-made cruise missiles. Now, however, the women were being forced to break camp: 50-odd sleepy inhabitants were given five minutes to vacate their garbage-strewn campsite. As they reluctantly departed—some jeering, some in tears—police demolished the...

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