Dutch civil inspectors use their own keys to access military air base!
Volkel, Netherlands, January 18th, 2003
Several civil inspectors, checking the weapons of mass destruction at the Dutch military air base at Volkel in the South east of the Netherlands today, used their own keys to enter the base unhindered.
Before the start of the inspections several padlocks were seemingly replaced by new ones. The inspection teams had the fitting keys on them.
Around 3 pm police were busy arresting the inspectors who had gained access to the grounds. 125 of them were officially registered as parttakers with the orgainisers of the inspections.
The civil inspections of the US arms of mass destruction stationed at Volkel is initiated by the Anti New War activist Group Netherlands, a peace group formed by more than 200 organisations.
The initiative is in synch with demonstrations held in the US, where January 18th is Martin Luther King day, a national anti war day. Around the globe more groups are supporting the protests with demonstrations, pickets and civil inspections.
Core reason for these global actions is the strange fact that the US government expects of Irak to show all they have in relation to weapons of mass destruction, while they themselves keep their own information and arms top secret. If Irak has to openly show their weapons and their plans, so should the US, and with them all governments supporting the US claims and policy, accouring to the Dutch Anti New War group.
For those who speak Dutch: you can find more news on the Dtuch demonstrations going on at: http://vredessite.nl/nieuweoorlog/2003/acties1801.html or at:http://www.wereldcrisis.nl en http://vredessite.nl
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