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26 Arrested at Drone War Base in Nevada
During the second annual SHUT DOWN CREECH event where David Rovics performed for folks at Camp Justice on US Highway 95, a week of vigils and education led to 26 people getting arrested while trying to enforce a shut-down of the drone war base known as Creech at Indian Springs, Nevada. Anyone interested in more information can call Robert Majors of NevadaDesertExperience.org at 702-646-4814
Indian Springs, NV - On Friday, April 1st, at Creech AFB morning traffic was diverted by dozens of peace and justice activists attempting to shut down the armed drone attack program through nonviolent civil resistance. At 7:45 twelve peaceful resisters were arrested at the two main gates of Creech. At 10:00 another six were arrested at the main East Gate while blocking the entrance with "crime scene" tape, referring to the criminal activity of weaponized drone terrorism conducted at Creech, killing thousands of non-combatants and civilians over the past decade.
These arrests conducted by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police were the last waves of repression this week from Clark County, which has failed to investigate or stop the alleged extra-judicial assassinations conducted at Creech. Fifteen of the justice and peace activists arrested today received citations for jaywalking, and three received citations for trespassing on federal property.
"We are acting in solidarity with whistleblowers and current drone warriors who have suffered moral injury from their work at Creech, yet who are unable to take this kind of direct action without severe consequences, and on behalf of victims of drone war crimes," said Renee Espeland of Iowa who was arrested at the middle gate of Creech yesterday.
The 18 activists arrested when they put their bodies on-the-line at the drone war base on 1 April are Arla Ertz, Dennis Duvall, Rev. Felicia Parazaider, Fred Bialy, Leslie Angeline, Susan Witka, Ron Faust, Renee Espeland, Flora Rogers, Brian Terrell, Cynthia Papermaster, MaryKate Glenn, Toby Blome, Christine Nelson, Shirley Osgood, Mahaia Oliveira, Tyler Schaeffer and John Ford.
At this time (11:45pm PST Saturday April 2nd), Brian Terrell is still incarcerated and expected to have a court appearance on Monday the 4th, due to prior civil resistance at Creech Air Force Base and resisting prior court appearances in Nevada on such alleged infractions.