Seven Catholic peace activists facing 25 years in prison for entering the Kings Bay Naval Submarine Base in Georgia to protest U.S. nuclear weapons policy will make their oral arguments in federal district court in Georgia next week.
The activists, known as the Kings Bay Plowshares 7, sought to “nonviolently and symbolically disarm the Trident nuclear submarine base at Kings Bay” on April 4, 2018, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
MARY ANNE GRADY FLORES, gradyflores08 at gmail.com
Grady Flores is on the media support team of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7.
She said today: “The Kings Bay Plowshares 7 are facing a federal trial and a 25-year prison term for having confronted a system in which nuclear weapons that can destroy all creation are accepted as a normal, even inevitable, part of life. On August 7 they will go before U.S. District Court Judge Lisa Wood. As many as 100 supporters are expected to travel from throughout the country to Georgia to attend the hearing, which could last more than one day.