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BREAKING NEWS: Six Protesters Arrested at LANL

on August 6, 2012 - 9:18am

Protesters demonstrate at Los Alamos National Laboratory this morning on the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Staff report

Six protesters were arrested a few minutes ago at Los Alamos National Laboratory for blocking morning commuter traffic near the entrance to the complex.

Maria Brazil of (Un)occupy Albuquerque said at the scene that those arrested were from a mixture of groups including No Nukes Now, Pax Christi and she thought she recognized someone from CARD (Citizens for Alternatives to Radioactive Dumping) out of Albuquerque.

"I'm here because the people of the world are counting on the people of the United States to stand up to stop this nuclear madness ... when people of the United States stand up, the people of the world will support us ... they are waiting for us ...," Brazil said.

Brazil also said today's gathering at the entrance to LANL is being held to mark the 67th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and to honor those who died there.

She added that more direct actions against the Laboratory will be conducted intermittently throughout the day.

Check back at ladailypost for more details of today's events as they unfold.


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