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Jury: Nun, 2 others guilty of weapons plant breach

Jury: Nun, 2 others guilty of weapons plant breach

A federal jury has found an 83-year-old nun and two fellow protesters guilty of breaking into the primary storehouse for bomb-grade uranium in the U.S.
It took the jury about 2 1/2 hours to find the three protesters guilty of a charge of interfering with national security and a second charge of damaging federal property.
The trio spent about two hours inside the Y-12 National Security Complex in July, cutting through fences to reach the Tennessee facility. Once there, they painted slogans, chipped off a part of a wall with hammers and splattered human blood on the exterior.
Officials maintain that there was never any change the protesters would reach the uranium stored inside, but prosecutors argued the security breach harmed the facility's international reputation and that operations continue to be disrupted by the action.


Updated : 2021-10-25 19:25 GMT+08:00