Nun Goes Nuclear in Bizarre Weapons Facility Blood & God Protest

By Gary Cutlack on at

84-year-old nun Sister Megan Rice got herself a 35-month jail sentence in the US, after she was found guilty of breaking into a nuclear weapons storage plant and daubing it with religious messages. And, belying the traditional image of the polite nun, she spread human blood around the place too.

Sister Rice and her two accomplices had previously been ordered to pay $53,000 (£31,000) to cover damage they'd caused to the Y-12 nuclear weapons facility in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, as part of a supposedly peaceful protest designed to highlight what they believe is the immoral stockpiling of nukes by the US.

The trio cut through three fences back in 2012, broke in to the building, daubed slogans on the wall and smeared blood (not theirs) over one of the bunkers. They even hammered a bit off the corner of one uranium storage unit during their two-hour stay inside the weapons building, a pretty awful security lapse for which the contractor was fired. [Guardian]

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