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Catholic Activists Recently Released From Prison Explain The Symbolism Of Human Blood In Anti-Nuke Protest

06/05/2015 03:30 pm ET | Updated Jun 05, 2015

On Friday, HuffPost Live spoke with three Catholic peace activists who were released from prison in May when the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati overturned their sabotage convictions for a protest at the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

That protest included praying, spray painting parts of the facility and throwing their own blood onto the walls. In the video above, one of the activists, Gregory Boertje-Obed, explains the meaning behind using human blood and its symbolistic connection to the Plowshares Movement, a group of Christian pacifists that seeks to eradicate nuclear weapons.

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