On Sunday 19th May, a Peace Pilgrimage left Iona, in Scotland. The pilgrims will be making their way – on foot – to the Houses of Parliament to protest the government’s plans to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system, particularly at a time of austerity and budget cuts to the NHS, schools, housing, benefits and other – socially beneficial – areas.
The pilgrimage will be travelling through Yorkshire from the 23rd June until the 4th July, with an event in York on Saturday 29th June. For details of the route, and information on how to get involved, see http://www.justpeacepilgrimage.com/pilgrimage-route.php
An interview with one of the peace pilgrims is available on BBC iplayer here, at 1:42 – http://www.justpeacepilgrimage.com/pilgrimage-route.php