Activists protest nuclear weapons on anniversary of bombings via The Boston Globe

ARLINGTON — Braving heavy humidity and a light rain, anti-war activists gathered in the town center Saturday morning to protest nuclear weapons and commemorate the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

About 10 activists held signs as cars honked for them down busy Massachusetts Avenue. Homemade posters read: “Never Again,” “Remember Hiroshima and Nagasaki,” and “Abolish all nuclear weapons.”

A Quaker group in Cambridge planned to float candles out into the Charles River Saturday evening to remember those who died and read an essay by Trappist monk Thomas Merton, “Original Child Bomb,” about the bombing.

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