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Demonstrators arrested at Nevada Test Site, Creech AFB

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Dozens of demonstrators were arrested and released Sunday after "praying for peace" at the Nevada Test Site and Creech Air Force Base.

Members of Catholic Workers, an organization that was gathering for its international meet-up over the weekend in Las Vegas, gathered to protest at two facilities they said promoted the nation's propensity to war.

The group said nearly 60 members were arrested at the Nevada National Security Site, which, they said, still supported the country's nuclear weapons programs.

The members were released by early afternoon. Some of those members continued to protest at Creech Air Force Base. Their message there was to demonstrate against drone attacks launched on occasion by the Armed Forces.

About 18 people were arrested and later released at Creech Air Force Base.

The organization said they were arrested on charges of "obstructing a road" and "jaywalking."

The protests were planned to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the first U.S. military efforts in Afghanistan.

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