Dr. Charles Hyder
Fast for Unconditional Peace
Dr. Hyder was a NASA geophysicist who maintained a fast in front of the White House from Sept. 23, 1986 to May 1, 1987, 217 days. He became famous for his dedication to the anti-nuclear movement, and for having the longest fast on record [as far as we know].
Shot by Park Police,1982
On Dec. 8, 1982, an anti-nuclear activist named Norman Meyer, 66, was shot to death by police sharpshooters after threatening to dynamite the Washington Monument during a 10-hour standoff. He urgently insisted that a complete nuclear arms ban be the "Number One Priority" for all people.