Protestors remember Hiroshima, seek global ban on nuclear weapons

[JURIST] Sixty years after deadly atomic blasts hit the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki [Wikipedia backgrounder], thousands rallied across the US over the weekend to call for a ban on nuclear weapons. Protesters gathered in New Mexico, Tennessee, California, and Nevada at sites with historical significance linking them to the bomb or places that are currently used to develop or test nuclear weapons. In Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 15 protesters were arrested for blocking a road outside a weapons factory that provided fuel for the bomb during World War II. About 200 activists gathered at the Nevada Test Site [official website] for a peaceful demonstration outside the entrance. At numerous locations protestors were given citations and released after crossing police lines. AP has more.

 

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