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Anti-Drone Protesters Make Pleas For Peace To Las Vegas Judge

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Three anti-drone protesters who received summonses in March at a U.S. Air Force base in Nevada pleaded no contest before a Las Vegas judge hearing their misdemeanor trespass and blocking traffic cases.

Each made a speech and was sentenced Tuesday by Justice of the Peace Melissa Saragosa to time already served.

Five more had a lawyer represent them in a plea deal that has them agreeing to pay a $50 fine, avoid trouble for six months and stay off Creech Air Force Base property.

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Twelve others pleaded not guilty and asked to be tried together later this year.

The peaceful exercise in civil disobedience included a protest in front of the downtown courthouse highlighting what the protesters call immoral and illegal actions by the U.S. government halfway around the world.