KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Peace activists found a way to voice their concerns despite a failed attempt to gain access to their traditional protesting spot near the entrance of the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports about 75 demonstrators gathered at a park across the street from the facility on Saturday. The activists lost a legal attempt last week to protest in their normal place.
They are protesting the government's plan to build a new $6.5 billion weapons facility in Oak Ridge.
There were no acts of civil disobedience on Saturday, but three protesters were reportedly arrested for stepping into the street during the march from the park to Y-12 and charged with impeding a roadway.
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