- Title: Anti-nuclear bomb activists arrested at U.S. mission to U.N.
- Date: 19th June 2017
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (JUNE 19, 2017) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS AGAINST THE UNITED STATES DECISION TO BOYCOTT A NUCLEAR TEST BAN TREATY WALKING TOWARDS U.S. MISSION TO THE UNITED NATIONS, CARRYING BANNER MAN HOLDING SIGN AGAINST NUCLEAR WEAPONS PROTESTERS WALKING WITH BANNER SIGN READING (English): 'WHY WON'T THE U.S. GOVERNMENT PARTICIPATE IN THE U.N. BAN-THE-BOMBS TREATY TALKS' WOMEN UNFURLING BANNER READING (English): 'NO NUKES BEGINS WITH U.S.' VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS SITTING WITH BANNERS, BLOCKING ENTRANCE TO U.S. MISSION / POLICE MESSAGE HEARD CALLING ON THEM TO DISPERSE POLICE OFFICERS LOOKING ON VARIOUS OF PROTESTER BEING CUFFED AND PATTED DOWN, THEN ESCORTED AWAY WOMAN BEING ESCORTED AWAY BY POLICE WOMAN BEING ESCORTED AWAY BY POLICE POLICE STANDING IN FRONT OF PROTESTERS WOMAN BEING LED AWAY BY POLICE VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS STANDING AT POLICE VEHICLE MAN BEING LED AWAY BY POLICE CUFFED MAN HOLDING CARD READING (English): 'STOP ENDLESS WAR!' POLICE VAN (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNIDENTIFIED PROTESTER, SAYING: "Nuclear weapons and use of force should not be a part of diplomacy. They have no place in the global negotiations between nations" PROTESTER TALKING U.S. FLAG, THEN GROUP OF ARRESTED PROTESTERS IN LINE AT POLICE VAN
- Embargoed: 3rd July 2017 19:13
- Keywords: Protest United States Mission to the United Nations Nuclear test ban treaty arrests
- Location: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- City: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
- Country: USA
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA0016LY49QF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: More than a dozen activists were arrested for disorderly conduct after they blocked the entrances to the United States mission to the United Nations on Monday (June 19) to protest Washington's decision to boycott negotiations on a nuclear weapons ban treaty.
Chanting "U.S. join the talks, ban the bomb," the protesters sat in front of the doors for about 10 minutes before New York police moved in. Police had repeatedly warned protesters that they would be arrested if they did not disperse.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley announced in March that the United States, Britain and France were among almost 40 countries that decided not to join talks on a nuclear weapons ban treaty at the United Nations.
A second round of negotiations is underway at the United Nations.
The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in December - 113 in favor to 35 against, with 13 abstentions - that decided to "negotiate a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination" and encouraged all member states to participate.
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