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An anti-nuclear protest at Los Alamos National Laboratory this afternoon led to the arrest of six men and two women.
A national youth-led network working for nuclear abolition called “Think Outside the Bomb,” began their five-hour event with a vigil at Ashley Pond.
The group of about 120 people then filed onto the far-right traffic lane of Trinity Drive marching west toward LANL. As traffic bogged down, police arrived in patrol cars and provided an escort of sorts in front, behind and somewhat along side the marchers.
The agreement reached with authorities prior to Friday’s protest included the protestors not blocking traffic and their congregating at a designated location near the LANL sign.
The group disrupted traffic on Trinity Drive, Diamond Drive and for a considerable amount of time in the intersection near the LANL sign before moving to the area in front of the CMR access building.
The eight protestors arrested were all charged with state misdemeanor trespassing after sitting on the ground with arms and hands locked together blocking the door of the building.
Read the full story in Sunday's Los Alamos Monitor.