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From: Dave Bethke
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 1997 11:59:17 -0600 Subject: Another NTS Protest > In case this doesn't get reported in your area, here's an NBC story from 04/04 on a protest over the Yucca Mountain Project. (Upper case is voice over the pictures, lower case is people talking on camera.) DATE: thu 4/3/97 ------- "don't touch me...my shoulder's twisted, i can't move" HANDCUFFED TO REBAR WITH ARMS ENCASED IN CEMENT, PROTESTORS LAY ACROSS U-S 95. LONG BEFORE DAWN, A SMALL BUT DETERMINED GROUP STOPPED NORTH AND SOUTHBOUND TRAFFIC, DEMANDING AN END TO SUBCRITICAL NUCLEAR TESTING. "we want to shut the nevada test site down. we don't want nuclear waste shipments going across the country. if the senate has its way, they'll start shhipping from 109 reactors to Yucca Mountain." BIG RIGS AND BUSES BACKED UP FOR A MILE OR SO, BUT SOME CARS MANAGED TO DRIVE AROUND ON THE SHOULDER. "my kids won't make it to school on time because of this....we don't want it here either, but we have to get to work. stop the nuclear people, not us" (reporter)- "it's now 5-30 a-m and Nye County Sheriffs are just arriving on the scene. protestors have been lying on the road for one and a half hours and say they hope they'll be arrested." AND EVENTUALLY THEY WERE. FOUR AND A HALF HOURS AFTER IT BEGAN, NEVADA HIGHWAY PATROL TOOK 24 PEOPLE INTO CUSTODY, BUT THEY DIDN'T GO WILLINGLY. "we can't just jerk them, i mean pull them off the road, we might hurt them" SO N-H-P CALLED IN TROOPS AND EQUIPMENT. N-H-P ESTIMATES THIS COST ROUGHLY 25-THOUSAND DOLLARS. PROTESTORS WERE WILLING TO RISK THEIR LIVES AND SAY THEIR CAUSE IS WORTH IT. THOSE ARRESTED FACE CRIMINAL TRESPASSING CHARGES... AND FINES OF TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS EACH. -- Dave B (email@example.com) on the fringe of Houston
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