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Vandenberg protesters, arrested for trespassing on the Air Force base during a February 25 missile test launch, hold a press conference after their arraignment in federal court (May, 17, 2012)

Paul Wellman

Vandenberg protesters, arrested for trespassing on the Air Force base during a February 25 missile test launch, hold a press conference after their arraignment in federal court (May, 17, 2012)


Vandy Protesters Arraigned on Trespassing Charges


Eleven of the 15 protesters arrested for trespassing on Vandenberg Air Force Base during a February nuclear missile test were arraigned in federal court last week. Members of the group, which included activists Daniel Ellsberg and Cindy Sheehan on the night of the anti-war demonstration, each pleaded not guilty to a single charge of misdemeanor trespassing. Their trial is set for October 17. Said former Marine and protester John Amidon after the hearing: “We are not trespassers. We are citizens upholding the law with a noble act of civil resistance.”

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