At 5:15 am today 40 activists spread 200 candles across the road in front of the military base at Swan Island. Grouped in front of the gate to the military base, they locked arms, providing a blockade to traffic on the island.
By 6:15 am ten cars were waiting, during which time the Rev Simon Moyle gave an address about the forgiveness of two afghan children who had chosen to forgive the troops who had killed their father.
After a group of around 20 police broke the blockade to allow the cars through, the activists re-established their human barricade.
By 7 am over 30 cars were backed up, and police were forced to turn cars away, declaring that access to the military base would not be possible for the day. Good relations between police and protestors were evident, with no arrests. Several locals voiced their support.
And then it was time to party!