Sunday, October 7, 2007

Pam Beziat Sentenced for Oak Ridge Protest

Nashville Peace Activist Convicted for Civil Disobedience

On Friday, October 5th Nashville Peace Activist Pam Beziat was sentenced to 30 days in jail for blocking the road which is the main entrance to the Y-12 Nuclear Weapons Complex in Oak Ridge Tennessee. Beziat was a participant in the Stop the Bombs protest the year previous in which approximately 400 peace activists gathered at the entrance to the facility dedicated to reassembling nuclear warheads. The organization which sponsored the event, Stop the Bombs, holds annual vigils on the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. The bomb which was dropped on Hiroshima, which killed over 90,000 people, was assembled in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and was one of only two nuclear bombs ever used against a civilian population. Beziat is a member of the Nashville Friends Meeting and supporter of the Nashville Peace and Justice Center.


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