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Bromley peace protesters march on Trafalgar Square

PUBLISHED: 11:41 29 February 2016 | UPDATED: 11:41 29 February 2016

Peace protesters from Bromley

Peace protesters from Bromley

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Tens of thousands turned out to oppose the issue of renewing the UK's nuclear arsenal

Peace campaigners from Bromley were among the tens of thousands of protesters marching in the capital on Saturday.

The protesters gathered in Trafalgar Square to oppose the government’s attitude on the question of renewal of the UK’s nuclear arsenal.

They demanded a meaningful debate, given the views of military figures who have openly described possessing nuclear weapons as expensive, outdated and ineffective in meeting today’s security challenges.

Ann Garrett, secretary of Bromley and Beckenham Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said: “Many of our allies in Europe are perfectly safe without nuclear weapons, how are we different to them?

“We question the wisdom of spending £100 billion on the renewal of illegal weapons, while essential public services are being cut back.

“Let us have an honest debate.”

The protest received support from artists and celebreties.

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