On 29 December, 10 peace activists were arrested at the Pentagon in Washington DC, USA, during a nonviolent witness by over 50 people from the Atlantic and Southern Life Communities.
Commemorating the feast of the Massacre of the Holy Innocents, the group held a procession to the Pentagon. One banner read:
‘Love Your Neighbor Means Don’t Bomb, Occupy and Kill Them!’
After political and religious speeches, the 10 were arrested for refusing a police request to enter a designated ‘protest’ area. All were released and scheduled to appear on 19 March at the district court in Alexandria, Virginia.
The Atlantic and Southern Life Communities have brought together faith-based direct action peace activists since the 1970s.