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Annual Hiroshima Day Sackcloth And Ashes Ritual In Los Alamos

The Annual Hiroshima Day Sackcloth and Ashes Peace Vigil at Los Alamos National Laboratory, Aug 2nd, 2104. Participants are wearing some of the the oldest symbols of protest: sackcloth and sitting on ashes while repenting of the mortal sin of nuclear weapons. Sitting in meditation, wearing the traditional symbols of repentance and protest, peace activists took a moment to acknowledge the suffering cause by nuclear weapons. The Peace Vigil takes place in Los Alamos, New Mexico, where the nuclear bomb was invented.

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And yes, you would have loved being a fly on the wall of the van … the conversations were lively, covering politics, war, nonviolent action, the military industrial complex and inner meditative work.

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