Police arrest 47 at anti-Trident protest

Protesters are moved by police at a blockade oustside Faslane Naval Base in Scotland. Credit: PA Wire

Police have arrested 47 demonstrators staging a blockade at a naval base in protest against the nuclear missiles stored there, STV reported.

Protesters block the Faslane Naval Base in Scotland during an anti Trident demonstration. Credit: PA Wire

The Scrap Trident coalition wants Scotland to be allowed to "lead the way to a world free of nuclear weapons" and more than 100 of its supporters are demonstrating at Faslane Naval Base, in Argyll, the home of the UK's Trident weapons system.

The Scrap Trident coalition wants Scotland to be allowed to "lead the way to a world free of nuclear weapons". Credit: PA Wire

Around 20 protesters chained themselves to the north gate of the base while sitting or lying on the ground, and eight people are "locked on" to the south gate.

Police issued a warning to the group at the north gate then officers started using cutting equipment to separate them.