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Farmer Michael Eavis with neighbour Theo Simon in front of Gastonbury Festival's Pyramid Stage.
Farmer Michael Eavis with neighbour Theo Simon in front of Gastonbury Festival’s Pyramid Stage.

“I’m backing my neighbours stand against Trident” 

Michael Eavis has pledged to pay a court fine of up to £2500 if his neighbour Theo Simon is convicted for an anti-nuclear protest this week.

Theo was arrested in July 2014 after joining a blockade of the Trident nuclear weapons dock at Devonport in Plymouth. He has been charged with interrupting “lawful work” on the missile system, but intends to challenge the lawfulness of any work on nuclear weapons at his trial in Plymouth on May 19th.

Award-winning farmer Michael Eavis has been a lifelong opponent of nuclear weapons, and Glastonbury Festival has showcased the anti-nuclear cause since its beginning, regularly donating to CND.

“Over forty years ago we were young parents worried stiff about the possibility of an imminent nuclear war. We joined forces with the Anti-Vietnam…

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