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Officers from the Los Alamos Police Department arrested five protesters at 12:45 p.m. today after they crossed into a secure area (Pajarito Corridor) on Los Alamos National Laboratory property.
LANL and Department of Energy badge holders are the only people allowed access to the secured area.
The protesters are part of the Trinity Nuclear Abolition organization out of Albuquerque. They told authorities that they wanted to get to the CMRR building to conduct a prayer vigil.
The five individuals arrested had crossed into the secure area after being warned against that action by LANL representatives.
The following protesters, all from Albuquerque, were taken into custody without incident and charged with criminal trespass, according to police at the scene:
•Marcus Patrick Blaise Page, 44,
•Marylou Kraft , 67,
•William Robert Covert, 66,
•Juan Montoya, 48, and
•Bobby Sue Davis 26.
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