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Italy: Activists target US military antennas01:09

Italy: Activists target US military antennas

Italy, Sicily
August 11, 2014 at 20:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

Two activists climbed down from an antenna at the NRTF-8 radio station near Niscemi in Sicily on Monday. Eight activists had climbed up the aerial on August 8, while a small protest was held at the station on August 9.

The antenna at Niscemi forms part of the 'Multi User Objective System,' a network for communications satellites developed by the US military. Local residents claim that the 41 aerials at the site may be an environmental and health hazard as it is situated in the Sughereta nature reserve, a UNESCO protected site since 1995. Activists also object to the use of the station for co-ordinating military action with drones and submarines, while solidarity with Palestine was expressed.

The activists were accompanied by police as they left the station.

Italy: Activists target US military antennas01:09
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Two activists climbed down from an antenna at the NRTF-8 radio station near Niscemi in Sicily on Monday. Eight activists had climbed up the aerial on August 8, while a small protest was held at the station on August 9.

The antenna at Niscemi forms part of the 'Multi User Objective System,' a network for communications satellites developed by the US military. Local residents claim that the 41 aerials at the site may be an environmental and health hazard as it is situated in the Sughereta nature reserve, a UNESCO protected site since 1995. Activists also object to the use of the station for co-ordinating military action with drones and submarines, while solidarity with Palestine was expressed.

The activists were accompanied by police as they left the station.

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