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29 More Nuclear Weapons Foes Arrested at Nevada Test Site

From Associated Press

Twenty-nine more activists opposed to nuclear weapons were arrested at the Nevada Test Site on Easter Sunday, bringing to 283 the number cited during the eight-day Lenten Desert Experience.

About 75 demonstrators turned out for a prayer vigil at the main entrance to the test site 65 miles northwest of Las Vegas.

Department of Energy spokesman Jim Boyer said 27 people were arrested on state trespass charges for crossing a cattle guard on a road leading to the main gate. They were released on their own recognizance.

Two others were arrested at Mercury, a base camp inside the test site grounds, on federalcharges of trespassing on the test site and were being held by authorities.

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