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About 50 persons protested at a nuclear weapon factory in Kansas City, MO. See our pictures!
Several protesters held signs at the entry road to the Kansas City, MO, plant for making nuclear weapon parts.--Photo by Theo Kayser

Catholic Workers from 8 states converged on the Kansas City National Security Campus entry road at 6:30 am on tax day April 15. At the NSC, mechanical and electrical parts are made for nuclear weapons. The protesters, joined by some locals, were up to no good. They held peace signs, pointing out the need for tax funds to meet pressing needs of people and our planet, instead of taxes that feed and fatten up our nuclear arsenal. Three protesters put “Crime Scene” tape on a dump truck available to level the ground for expansion of the NSC to twice its size. Seven protesters occupied the NSC entry road. The 10 civil resisters (3 + 7) were supported by 40 others holding signs, chanting, witnessing for peace. Eventually, two protesters did cartwheels in the entry road after authorities blocked it. The 50-some protesters had a jolly good time! The states they came from were Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.

The photos in our gallery range from the April 12-14 retreat to the April 15 resistance and gathering afterwards. The retreat circled between two KC, MO, communities: Jerusalem Farm and Cherith Brook Catholic Worker House. Come back soon, Midwest Catholic Workers!

(c)2024, Jane Stoever, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License.

(c) Jane Stoever, Theo Kayser, Sarah Cool, Mary O’Connell, Nick Pickrell, Peter Metz, Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike 4.0 International License.

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