In this photo reportedly taken in the days leading up to the early Saturday, July 28, 2012 break-in at Y-12, the activists posed with their banners and protest symbols. From left are Michael R. Walli, 63, Washington, D.C.; Megan Rice, 82, Nevada; and Greg Boertje-Obed, 57, Duluth, Minnesota. A spokeswoman for the group said the Plowshares actions at high-security nuclear sites typically involve months, if not years, of planning. The three were arrested at about 4:30 a.m., and are now in federal custody. A Y-12 spokesman declined to discuss specifics of the event or provide a report of damages at the Oak Ridge facility.
Protesters managed to gain access early Saturday incident to one of the highest security areas of the Department of Energy's Y-12 weapons plant and poured human blood in the plant.
The trespassing, which also included posting a banner, was done by a group calling itself Transform Now Plowshares around 4:30 a.m.