Protesters bombed cars with pumpkins to protest President Reagan's "Star Wars" space shield program at a research center in Sunnyvale, Calif., today, while police broke up demonstrations in Washington, D.C., and Cleveland. At least 95 people were arrested in the nationwide action.
A peaceful demonstration also was held at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.
Organizers said the protests at centers involved in Strategic Defense Initiative research were intended to "deliberately disrupt and shut down through mass political action as much as possible of the government's flagship for war preparation."
The lead-off protest by the No Business As Usual Action Network disrupted motor and pedestrian rush-hour traffic at a government office building in downtown Washington.
About 50 protesters chanted "We're the future, not the bomb" outside the building that houses the SDI's main offices and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.