A month of demonstrations are due to begin on Monday, June 6
Police officers are warning anti-nuke campaigners to keep it peaceful during a month of protests outside the nuclear bomb factory in Burghfield.
Peace group Trident Ploughshares and other demonstrators will attempt to disrupt all operations at AWE Burghfield throughout the campaign, which is due to begin on Monday, June 6.
Police say it will work with the organisers and aim to facilitate a peaceful protest, but insists demonstrators who “go beyond peaceful” will be dealt with.
Superintendent Jim Weems said: “Thames Valley Police will be working closely with its partners at West Berkshire Council, Hampshire Constabulary, the Atomic Weapons Establishment and Ministry of Defence Police to minimise the impact of the protest on the local communities and fulfil our legal responsibility to facilitate peaceful protest.
“We respect everyone’s right to protest in this way.
“However, should activity go beyond peaceful, those breaking the law will be dealt with proportionately.
“Measures are in place to notify local residents and those who might possibly be affected by protests of any planned or unplanned activity and our aim is to ensure there is minimal disruption caused to local residents, the wider community of West Berkshire and the surrounding areas whilst facilitating protest.”
A total of 13 groups have committed to taking part in the protests, which is expected to attract demonstrators from across the country.