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Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
Pilgrim 14 head to Plymouth District Court Wednesday
Pre-trial hearing for anti-nuclear protestors set for July 11
The group of anti-nuclear protestors arrested at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Plant in Plymouth on May 20 is scheduled to appear in Plymouth District Court Wednesday morning. The pre-trial for the group dubbed the Pilgrim 14 is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. at the courthouse on Obery Street in Plymouth.
Many of the members of the group are from Cape Cod. They were at the nuclear power facility that day to protest the renewal of the plant's operation license. Although still pending on the day of the demonstration, the license has since been approved by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
According to a release from the Pilgrim Coalition, the group was at the plant to deliver a letter to the plant's owner, Louisiana-based Entergy. The fourteen were arrested by Plymouth police and charged with trespassing.
In true protestor fashion, a demonstration will be held outside the courthouse at 11 a.m. during recess. Supporters of the group are encouraged to attend.
"There is unity among the defendants and we want to send a very clear message to Entergy-Louisiana: the NRC wrongly issued you a license to operate and it's time to stop your assault upon Plymouth and Massachusetts," said David Agnew of Cape Downwinders.
For arrest details, see the PlymouthDailyNews.com Police Blotter here.
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