August 7, 1988 |
Anti-abortion demonstrations at three clinics Saturday landed 69 more activists behind bars on trespassing charges. They joined more than 120 others who were jailed in previous protests and have refused to give police their names. In Tallahassee, Fla., meanwhile, 133 demonstrators were arrested after protesting the imprisonment of Joan Andrews, who is serving five years for invading a Pensacola abortion clinic in 1986.
April 7, 1989 |
Naturalist and author Jack Rudloe on Thursday started a protest campaign against the oil spill in Alaska, urging Exxon customers to send the company credit cards sealed in oil. Rudloe said he hopes that angry Exxon customers will inundate the company with the oil-coated symbols of lost profits. "I'm utterly disgusted with the irresponsible attitude Exxon has taken and what they have done to the Gulf of Alaska, which is probably one of the richest wildlife areas in the world," Rudloe said.
January 29, 1989 |
Space workers and tourists stood silently Saturday for 73 seconds, the length of the fatal Challenger flight, to remember the crew members who died in the shuttle explosion three years ago. About 350 peace activists marked the anniversary with a rally outside a center gate to protest the launch of Defense Department payloads on space shuttles. Four women were arrested.
October 17, 1989 |
An appeals court Monday dismissed a last-ditch attempt by environmentalists to stop today's launching of the shuttle Atlantis, setting the stage for a flight to fire the nuclear-powered Galileo probe to Jupiter. Eight anti-nuclear activists were arrested Monday in a symbolic protest at the Kennedy Space Center. But, with beefed-up security teams on guard against more serious infiltration attempts, Atlantis' countdown ticked smoothly toward blastoff at 9:57 a.m.
August 9, 1987 |
More than 70 law enforcement officers were called in to halt a five-hour uprising involving 100 illegal aliens at the Krome Avenue Detention Center, Immigration and Naturalization Service officials said Saturday. The disturbance was started Friday night by four Jamaicans in one of the center's residence halls, where illegal aliens are detained, authorities said.
July 2, 1987 |
In a 1980s version of the Boston Tea Party, protesters dumped tea in Florida harbors Wednesday to launch a drive aimed at repealing a tax on services that was collected for the first time by everyone from lawyers to hair stylists. Tallahassee lawyer Dexter Douglass said he was not half as riled by the new tax on his services as he was by the new tax on his morning newspaper. When he put down a quarter at a newsstand, the clerk told him to come up with 2 cents more. "That irritated me a . . .