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22 Arrested Declaring Grand Central Station a Nuclear Weapons-Free Zone

May 3, 2010 | Posted in Ellen Davidson , IndyBlog | Email this article

War Resisters League's Liz Roberts being taken into custody at Grand Central Station May 3. Photo by Ellen Davidson

War Resisters League’s Liz Roberts being taken into custody at Grand Central Station May 3. Photo by Ellen Davidson

By Ellen Davidson

Twenty-two activists were arrested May 3 at Grand Central Station for dropping banners off the balconies of the main hall and staging a die-in.

Organized by the War Resisters League, the action declared Grand Central a nuclear weapons-free zone and called for disarmament here in the United States first. Wearing t-shirts that said “No Nukes Begin with U.S.,” the protesters handed out thousands of leaflets to rush-hour commuters and circled the information booth with a picket with large signs shaped like skulls with the names of all the nuclear-armed nations. Participants came from around the country and the world; they were in New York for actions relating to the Nuclear Non-Profileration Review Conference.

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