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Hiroshima Day USA

Over 50 people were arrested in August in the US for protesting against nuclear weapons.

On Hiroshima Day, 6 August:

  •  30 people were arrested blockading Livermore nuclear weapons laboratory in California.
  • Three people were arrested at the Pentagon, for refusing to enter a police-designated protest zone.
  • Seven people were arrested for crossing a property line at Lockheed Martin, an arms manufacturer in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

On Nagasaki Day, 9 August:

  • Six people were arrested at the Trident submarine base at Bangor, Washington state, for carrying a 60-foot scarf onto the base. The scarf was made by people across the US as part of ‘Wool against Weapons’.
  • Five Catholic Workers were arrested at Vandenberg air force base in California, for trespassing while holding a banner saying: ‘Hiroshima Never Again’.