Civil disobedience in the '80s can be both fun and effective, Inglewood City Councilman Daniel Tabor has decided.
But you have to dress for it.
Tabor and other elected officials from around the country participated in a demonstration at the Nevada Test Site last weekend urging the federal government to halt nuclear-missile testing if the Soviets follow suit.
After attending the National League of Cities Conference in Las Vegas, Tabor and other officials went to a Sunday rally at the desert site organized by the SANE/FREEZE anti-nuclear coalition and the Local Elected Officials Project for Social Responsibility. (The latter group wrote a document in support of a nuclear test ban called the Nevada Declaration; its signers include the entire Inglewood City Council and several other South Bay officials.)
Then came the grand finale: Demonstrators linked arms and entered the test site as a statement of protest. They were arrested, handcuffed, placed in a detention bus, issued tickets for trespassing and released.