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The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

was founded November 1957 by

Bertrand Russell,

Fenner Brockway and Canon John Collins

it is an organisation that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament

by the United Kingdom

Between 1959 and 1965 CND organised the Aldermaston marches which became a feature of the Easter weekends of those years.  At their height the marches attracted tens of thousands of people taking the 52 mile walk between the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston, Berkshire, England and London’s Trafalgar Square.

September 1961 saw the biggest ban-the-bomb demonstration when 15,000 people jammed into Trafalgar Square. 3000 police struggled to arrest demonstrators staging a ‘sit-down’ protest. the demonstration ended in violent clashes and 850 were arrested.

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