Barricade the War Machine
03 Mar 2007 08:37 GMT
Pittsburgh Action Group Shuts Down the National Robotics Engineering Center
Today's action to shut down Carnegie Mellon University's National Robotics Engineering Center was a success.
Today was to be another day of engineering as usual at CMU's National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC) developing robotic vehicles and weapons delivery systems for the U.S. Army and Marines. Since NREC receives most of its funding from the Pentagon, anti-war and peace activists in Pittsburgh, along with some Clevelanders, decided that it was time to pay them a visit.
At about 5 am Friday March 2, twenty people locked themselves to each other and/or the gate at NREC. These protesters meant to hold their ground. Using pvc piping, chicken wire, U-locks and chains, activists linked themselves together in front of two entrances to NREC.