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74 Arrested in Protest at Nuclear Plant

May 25, 1986|Associated Press

SEABROOK, N. H. — Police officers arrested 74 anti-nuclear activists who staged a sit-in Saturday outside gates at the nearly complete Seabrook reactor, once the focal point of the nation's anti-nuclear movement.

The demonstration, the largest at the plant since 1980, was one of 40 planned at atomic plants nationwide as part of a National Day of Nuclear Protest coordinated by the Washington-based Nuclear Information and Resource Service in response to the Soviet nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.

Organizers estimated that more than 1,000 protesters turned out for the march on the Seabrook plant.

When plant managers asked that the gates be cleared for construction workers, state troopers moved in to make the arrests. Those arrested were released with summonses to appear later in Hampton District Court, police said.

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