- Associated Press - Friday, August 1, 2014

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) - Peace activists say they will hold another protest against nuclear weapons in Los Alamos near the anniversary of the U.S. atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Activists are scheduled to hold a rally Saturday starting at the Ashley Pond and will walk through the town carrying signs calling for nuclear disarmament.

The protest comes a year after six protesters were arrested at the gates of Los Alamos National Laboratory on the anniversary of the atomic bomb dropping. A judge later threw out trespassing charges against the group and declined to give the protesters jail time.

Los Alamos is where the world’s first atomic bomb was developed during World War II. It was dropped on Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 and on Nagasaki three days later.


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