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Anti-nuclear weapons protesters vandalize Kings Bay Sub Base

Editor’s note- Since the publishing of this report, it has been learned that the protesters got into the base through a fence and walked on. 

A group of anti-nuclear weapons group called the “Kings Bay Plowshares” were identified for vandalizing some signs with spray-paint that occurred on the Kings Bay Submarine Base at 1 a.m. on Thursday.

Seven members of the Plowshares group obtained access to the Submarine Base, and it is not known how they entered the grounds of Kings Bay, according to a Base Spokesperson, Scott Bassett. The spokesperson for the base said no buildings or individuals were in danger.

All seven members are detained at the Camden County Sheriff’s Office where they are being charged with trespassing and defacing government property.

The Plowshares movement advocates for active resistance to war and nuclear weapons. The national group in recent years is looking to bring awareness to the nuclear stockpiling of weapons on Naval Submarine Bases in Bangor, Washington and Kings Bay, Georgia.

Update since the report was published – According to the Camden County’s Sheriff’s Office, the following individuals were arrested and charged with trespassing and defacing government property, which is a misdemeanor charge. All of the protesters received felony charges for possession of tools to commit a crime.

Mark Peter Corville, 55 – New Haven, CT

Clare T Grady, 59 – Ithaca, NY

Michael Stephens Kelly, 69 – Los Gatos, CA

Elizabeth McAlister, 78 – Baltimore, MD

Patrick M Oneil, 61 – Garner, NC

Carmen Trotta, 55 – New York, NY

Hennessy, Martha Hennessy, 62 – Perkinsville, VT

Picture credit – sent in from a tip.



Jeremy Spencer grew up in rural South Georgia and has served as a healthcare provider, high school science teacher, school administrator, and state education official. Jeremy is currently the market and content manager for All on Georgia-Camden and Glynn Counties. Jeremy’s focus is local news, statewide education issues, and statewide political commentary for the All on Georgia News Network. Jeremy has served as an education policy analyst for local legislators and state education leaders as well as a campaign strategist for local and statewide political campaigns. Jeremy holds degrees in science and education from the University of Georgia, Piedmont College, and Valdosta State University. Jeremy has lived in Camden County for over 17 years.

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