Eight drone protesters arrested during die-in at Creech Air Force Base

photo by Richelle Swarts

On March 27, peace activists participating in the Nevada Desert Experience’s annual Sacred Peace Walk blocked traffic at Nevada’s Creech Air Force Base, home to Predator and Reaper remote-controlled drone aircraft.  The grim reaper (on hand for the event) held a model drone aloft, symbolically executing 7 protesters with a drone attack. The Air Force and Las Vegas metro police responded by arresting the grim reaper and his fellow life affirming peace activists who lie dying in the road.

Each activist carried an indictment addressed to and charging Col. James Hecker and the 432d and 432d Expeditionary Wing with extrajudicial killings, violation of due process, wars of aggression, and for the killings of innocent civilians by the use of drones controlled by Creech Air Force personnel.

The protesters arrested were:
John Paz Amidon of Albany, New York
Toby Blome of El Cerrito, California
Barbara Robinson of Los Angeles, California
George Killingsworth of Berkeley, California
Robert Majors of Las Vegas, Nevada
Rev. Felicia Parazaider of Berkeley, California
Rev. Louis Vitale, OFM of Oakland, California
Rev. Jerry Zawada, OFM of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

They were charged with disturbing the peace, and released with a June court date.

For more information, visit the Nevada Desert Experience website here.