Belgium: MEPs join runway protest against US nuclear bombs

Four activists stand in a runway with a banner reading "Europe free of Nuclear Weapons"
Activists on the Kleine-Brogel runway. Photo: Agir Pour la Paix

Members of the European Parliament joined members of Agir Pour la Paix, one of WRI's Belgian affiliates, in occupying the runway of the Kleine-Brogel military base, in protest of the ongoing siting of US nuclear missiles there, one month ahead of a NATO summit in Brussels. They were arrested, alongside a number of activists who staged a die-in protest outside the gate. It is estimated that there are 10-20 US B61 nuclear bombs stationed at Kleine Brogel, and between 160 and 240 weapons stationed at sites across Europe.

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