37 Anti-Nuclear Weapons Protesters Arrested At Livermore Lab

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Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

Lawrence Livermore Lab. (CBS)

LIVERMORE (CBS / AP) — Thirty-seven protesters were arrested outside the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory during an annual Good Friday demonstration against the lab’s involvement in developing nuclear weapons.

About 100 demonstrators sat down across the lab’s west gate on Friday morning after a procession outside the Alameda County federal lab. The Ecumenical Peace Institute, which organized Friday’s protest, said between 30 to 50 people opposed to nuclear weapons are arrested each year.

The Bay Area News Group reported deputies ordered the crowd to disperse before the arrests were made.

Lab spokesman Don Johnston said demonstrators were cited for obstructing a public roadway and released.

No one was hurt and lab operations weren’t interrupted.

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