The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
was founded November 1957 by
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.