Last Friday’s nuclear protest
A small group of quirky protesters took to a Bannister Road median last Friday to commemorate the 64th anniversary of the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Ideology and small-scale theatrics marked the event, which took place outside the National Nuclear Security Administration/Honeywell facility in 95-degree, rush-hour hotness. Protest organizer Ann Suellentrop welcomed the heat, saying it would make her face paint drip like real blood. The Honeywell Federal Manufacturing and Technology plant on Bannister Road makes non-nuclear components for the nation’s nukes and is a key component of what protesters called the national “bombplex.” Plans are underway to expand operations in KC.