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article imageMartin Sheen Cited During Anti-Nuclear Protest

By Carolyn E. Price     Apr 4, 2007 in Lifestyle
Martin Sheen was amongst a group of anti-nuclear peace activists cited at a test site in Nevada.
Sheen and another 38 protesters were released after being cited on the weekend by sheriff's deputies for going onto test site property after the rally, test site spokesman Darwin Morgan said.
Organizers of the rally are reporting that about 150 people attended the demonstration, but Sheriff Tony DeMeo of Nye County says the number was really only around 75.
"We are asking for nuclear disarmament and peace," organizer Ming Lai said. "We are asking for the Nevada Test Site to stop doing the testing they're doing. The only reason they're doing it is to make bombs."
Sheen spent seven seasons playing the fictional President Josiah Bartlet on the TV drama series "The West Wing". He has received similar citations at the test site in the past.
The site, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) northwest of Las Vegas, is where the federal government conducted above- and below-ground nuclear detonations from 1951 to 1992. It remains a site for non-nuclear government tests on radioactive materials.
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