One hundred and fifty demonstrators gathered near the main gate of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory the morning of April 13 for the 20th annual Good Friday worship service and nonviolent direct action.
Following the ecumenical service, featuring a sermon by Sr. Stella Goodpaster, the participants processed to one of the Lab's auxiliary entrances, stopping along the way to observe the Stations of the Cross, themed to reflect the current dangers of nuclear weapons. While the demonstrators quietly sang songs of peace, some of them conducted a die-in at the gate. Sixty-two people, many of them kneeling in prayer, were arrested. They were briefly taken into custody at the Lab, issued citations and released.
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