Key British defense sites blockaded by protesters
| Greenham Common, Britain
Several thousand demonstrators blockaded two key defense installations here. The protest, one of the most ambitious ever staged against nuclear weapons in Britain, was part of a major protest against plans to deploy US cruise nuclear missiles here. The demonstrators sat in the road outside the entrances to the Greenham Common Air Base, a US base due to become the first European site to take the new missiles in December, and the nearby top secret nuclear weapons factory at Burghfield.