First of Six LANL Protesters Set to Face Judge

Los Alamos National Laboratory protesters from left, Catherine Euler, Cathie Sullivan, Janet Greenwald, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott, Barbara Grothus and Pamela Gilchrist following their release from the Los Alamos County Detention Center Aug. 6 after being issued criminal citations to appear in court. Photo by Greg Kendall/


Editor’s Note Sept. 17: Due to a scheduling conflict, the hearing has been postponed. A new date has not been set yet.  


Staff report


The first of six protesters arrested Aug. 6 during an anti-nuke demonstration at Los Alamos National Laboratory is scheduled to appear in Los Alamos Municipal Court.


Catherine A. Euler, who has chosen to represent herself, will face Judge Alan Kirk at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 in Los Alamos Municipal Court.


Police charged Euler with trespassing, obstructing movement and refusing to obey an officer. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of $500 and/or three months in jail.


Euler has said she will refuse to pay the fine and is prepared to spend time in jail if ordered to do so and on Sept. 18, intends to join an ongoing anti-nuclear hunger strike, according to a news release.


An Oct. 17 pre-trial court date is set for Euler’s five co-defendants, including Janet Greenwald, Barbara Grothus, Pam Gilchrist, Benjamin (Summer) Abbott and Cathie Sullivan. Each faces the same three charges as Euler and each is represented by counsel.


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