Yorke joins protest against US missile system

Rock star Thom Yorke joined hundreds of protesters at a military base set to be at the forefront of the US “Son of Star Wars” missile defence system.

Rock star Thom Yorke joined hundreds of protesters at a military base set to be at the forefront of the US “Son of Star Wars” missile defence system.

The Radiohead lead singer joined a rally at the controversial RAF Fylingdales early warning base, near Whitby, on the North York Moors in England.

His appearance guaranteed a larger than usual protest and organisers paid tribute to the star for his continuing support.

He was joined by the chair of CND, Kate Hudson, and around 350 protesters who rallied at the remote base and then marched to the radar units on the camp.

A spokesman for North Yorkshire Police said: “It went off without incident, without any arrests and was a peaceful, well organised event.”

The protest attracted young and old from across the country and also some supporters from Japan who travelled to the UK specifically for the rally.

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