Seventh and final Plowshares member sentenced to prison for nuclear base break-in by Jonat Shimron, RNS, April 9, 2021

(RNS) — The seventh and final Catholic peace activist, who three years ago broke into the King’s Bay Naval Base in Georgia to symbolically disarm its stockpile of nuclear weapons, was sentenced Friday (April 9) to 21 months in prison.

Mark Colville, who runs Amistad Catholic Worker in New Haven, Connecticut, was part of the Kings Bay Plowshares 7 who cut a padlock, and later a security fence, at the naval base on April 4, 2018. The group prayed, spilled blood on a Navy wall insignia, spray-painted anti-war slogans on a walkway and banged on a monument to nuclear warfare — all in protest of nuclear weapons, which the group says are illegal by international law.

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