Cape Downwinders co-founder Diane Turco and nine others (Arlene Williamson of Mashpee, Sarah Thacher of East Dennis, Janet Azarovitz of Falmouth, Debbie McCullough of Truro, Joyce Johnson of Falmouth, Bill Maurer of Falmouth, Femke Rosenbaum of Wellfleet, Doug Long of Orleans and Margaret Rice Moir of Brewster) were arrested yesterday afternoon while attempting to deliver a letter to the owner of the Entergy nuclear facility in South Plymouth.
All were released on their own recognizance.
Plymouth Police Capt. John Rogers said Sunday’s arrests were the first outside the plant since March when over 100 people protested.
At some point the plant's owners might see the wisdom of accepting the letter and avoiding further bad publicity.
This is the third time local protestors have been arrested trying to hand the facility's owners a letter.
A 360 degree Rainbow filled the sky Sunday afternoon as more than 100 demonstrators gathered at the Elliot Lane/Route 3-A entrance to the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth to protest that facility which is on Cape Cod Bay five miles north of the Sagamore Bridge.
The event was organized by Cape Downwinders.
State Senator Dan Wolf spoke eloquently about the dangers we face as Cape Codders and the need for all concerned citizens to join the activists and pressure our elected officials to shut down this accident waiting to happen.
Poet, novelist and social activist, Wellfleet resident Marge Piercy read a poem she wrote about the Pilgrim monstrosity and Fukushima Native Chikako Nishiyama and her translator Chiho Kaneko told of the horrendous days surrounding the Fukushima meltdown two years ago.
Bard Insurgent Tom Neilson and Lynn Waldron entertained the gathering with many wonderful songs.
(All photos by Paul Rifkin. View slideshow in Flickr to see captions.)