Flying Pigs, Homer Simpson, Humpty Dumpty, King Kong, and Wiley the Chihuahua made encore appearances at the Davis-Besse atomic reactor to stand in solidarity with the State of Vermont in its resistance to federal tyranny preventing the closure of the Vermont Yankee atomic reactor. The event was part of a national day of action in solidarity with the people of Vermont, organized by Beyond Nuclear's "Freeze Our Fukushimas" campaign intern Kendra Ulrich of the SAGE (Safe and Green Energy) Alliance.
Note in the photo above how Homer and Humpty, "on the rocks," recreate FirstEnergy Nuclear's root cause analysis explanation for Davis-Besse's recently revealed severe, extensive cracking of the concrete containment building: the Blizzard of 1978. Anti-nuke critics have dubbed this explanation a "Snow Job of Convenience."
Frances Crowe, 93 and long-time anti-nuclear protester was arrested today in Vermont along with at least 136 others. More than 1,000 marched against nuclear madness, from the Brattleboro Commons, three miles to Entergy Vermont Yankee HQ. The reactor is located the opposite direction, about 6.5 miles south of Brattleboro. The line of marchers stretched the better part of a mile long. More pictures here. Photos posted at Shutdown Vermont Yankee -- As Scheduled Facebook Page here. James Ennis has posted hundreds of photos from the rally, march, and nonviolent civil disobedience action at Flickr.
Over 1,000 march on Entergy offices in Brattleboro, VT; more than 136 arrested in non-violent civil disobedience
The Recorder story, reporting nearly 30 affinity groups crossed the line at Entergy Vermont Yankee HQ, with over 130 arrests for non-violent civil disobedience -- including Beyond Nuclear's Kevin Kamps, part of the Citizens Awareness Network affinity group (see a photo of a cuffed Kevin, bringing up the rear of the CAN affinity group, preceded by Chris Williams and Jeanette Bair, about to be loaded into the Paddy wagon by Windham County Sheriff's deputies for the ride to the Brattleboro City Police Station, where they would spend the next 7 hours before being released). Beyond Nuclear board member Judith Kaufman was also at the day-long rally.
The Commons did a good, detailed write up, describing the waves of affinity groups crossing the line, and the cooperation between police forces and protest organizers and arrested non-violent civil disobedience activists that kept the day -- "One of the largest anti-nuclear protests in the area since the 1980s" -- orderly and incident-free.