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Joe Glenton, the soldier who refused to return to fight in Afghanistan and who spoke out against the war, was released from military prison yesterday.
He was greeted by around 30 supporters and dozens of reporters outside the Military Corrective Training Centre in Colchester. Some of his supporters had waited over an hour and a half in the pouring rain to pay tribute to the brave stand Joe Glenton took.
They cheered and applauded as Joe Glenton walked out of the gates alongside his wife, Clare Glenton, and his mother, Sue Glenton.
This gathering marked the culmination of the fortnightly protests held by Colchester Stop the War to protest at Joe’s imprisonment and to celebrate Joe’s courage in speaking out.