August 5th in Seal Beach History

 On this date in 1978, the Alliance for Survival staged a protest outside the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station. The protest was against the purported storage of nuclear weapons at the station, but the stockpiling of nuclear weapons in Seal Beach has never been confirmed by the Defense Department.

Aug 6_1978_Nuke_Protest

Photo Credit: AP Laserphoto

Out of town protesters, some from as far away as Santa Barbara, were bussed in from Calstate Long Beach to join local activists at J.H. McGaugh Intermediate School. Police closed off Seal Beach Boulevard for about two hours as an estimated 1,500 to 2,000 to allow marchers and picketers to peacefully demonstrate along the perimeter of the Naval Weapons Station. After the march, a picnic was held at McGaugh with anti-nuke speakers and a rock band.

– Michael Dobkins

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