Protest at Nuclear Test Site; 38 Seized
Thirty-eight protesters were arrested Saturday in a peaceful demonstration at the Nevada Test Site, authorities reported.
The protest by members of the American Peace Test Organization coincided with the 38th anniversary of the first nuclear test at the desert site. Members gathered in Las Vegas on Friday to mark the actual anniversary date.
Government spokesman Jim Boyer said the protesters were arrested for trespassing when they reached the cattle guard at the entrance of the test site.
He said that the demonstration lasted “for only a couple of hours” and that about 60 protesters turned out. “There was no big deal to it,” he added.