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Protesters detained at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

August 6, 2019
East Bay Times

Protesters gathered at the gates of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Monday morning to dance, chant, and hold a "die in" on the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

A group of more then fifty community members marched from the corner of Vasco and Patterson Pass roads a short distance to the West Gate Drive entrance of the lab.

The protesters were met by a closed gate and a small number of police officers from Livermore along with members of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Protective Force unit.

After a short time Livermore police declared an unlawful gathering, and ordered the group to disperse. Instead protesters gathered at the gate to be detained one by one. They were searched, processed, and released in quick order, during what has become an annual event at the lab.

Aric Crabb,

Patch Staff

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