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Activists Commemorate Atomic Bomb Anniversary With Protest

August 6, 2019
San Francisco Chronicle


An activist group based in Livermore rallied Tuesday against the production of new nuclear weapons at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Tri-Valley Communities Against a Radioactive Environment, or Tri-Valley CAREs, demonstrated outside the lab, commemorating the 74th anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The participants marched to the gates of the lab and outlined their bodies on the ground to commemorate the vaporized shadows found after the atomic bombings in 1945.

More than 80% of the lab's fiscal year 2020 budget is allocated to nuclear weapons activities and the program is expected to receive $167 million more in 2020 than in 2019. Activist groups participating in the rally are demanding "global abolishment" of nuclear weapons.

Bay City News Service,

San Francisco

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