July 11, 2012 | 9:00 am (courtroom) | 11:00 am (rally)
On May 20, coalition member Cape Downwinders held a rally and demonstration outside Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station to protest Entergy-Louisiana’s relicensing application. Some of the participants were arrested and charged with trespassing when they attempted to deliver a letter to Entergy-Louisiana. The “Pilgrim 14″ are scheduled to return to Plymouth District Court on July 11 for a pre-trial conference. The group asks supporters to join them in the courtroom that morning at 9 a.m. There will be an 11 a.m. demonstration outside.
The Goal of the “Pilgrim 14” is to get to trial and shine as much light as possible on Entergy, Pilgrim, NRC, etc. To accomplish this the attorneys and the P14 members are requesting that the following guidelines of conduct be followed:
Supporters who wish see & hear the Court proceedings must be dressed appropriately and respectfully of the court. Behavior and conduct should be a model of decorum. No T shirts (with political slogans), no signs, no disruptions or distractions of any kind.
Just a heads up; before entering the court building everyone is screened by security, much like getting on an airplane. Among other things, no drinks (and possibly no food) is allowed beyond the checkpoint. Past experience has shown that these security officers perform their duties very seriously. The slightest confrontation may prevent you from entering building.
Demonstrators are encouraged to be colorful with signs, (big) banners, T-shirts, chants, nuke suits, etc, etc. Supporters also must be peaceful, nonviolent and not aggressive or confrontational. This will take place on Obery St., across the street from the court complex.
No one should do anything that may get them arrested, or to make it an experience requiring Police presence beyond a passive keeping-an-eye-on-things posture. The Plymouth Police Department treated us exceptionally well on May 20th; please continue to treat them in a like manner.
For details, contact:
David Agnew, email@example.com