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Contaminated Milk

1 November 1961
BG A32/347

Armed with 150 pints of pristine milk and a Russian banner, the British Committee of Hundred demonstrated in front of the Soviet embassy in London on 1 November 1961. 'Stop! No nuclear test with a 50-megaton bomb, it will result in hundreds of thousands of victims!' The Committee of Hundred was a branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament whose goal was non-violent direct action. During one of these actions in 1961, the philosopher Bertrand Russell, then 89, was arrested and jailed for seven days.