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RAF MILDENHALL, England — Demonstrators will display 110 placards depicting the number of nuclear weapons believed to be at RAF Lakenheath during a protest outside the base this week.

The Lakenheath Action Group, which is dedicated to ridding the base of nuclear weapons, has organized a demonstration planned from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday outside the main gate of the base, the group announced in a press release over the weekend.

This will be the first demonstration since an environmental group in the United States released a report in January claiming 110 weapons were stored at the base. The military has never discussed the specific numbers or locations of its nuclear arsenal.

The demonstration will coincide with an annual vigil protesting the base’s role in the bombing of Libya in April 1986.

Several F-111s flying from the base were used in a strike against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, who had been identified as a sponsor of terror.


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