Utah advocacy group protests Northrop Grumman for using public resources for militarism

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Marcus Collonge, Whitney Zack, Bob Brister, and Chelsea Page join a picketing party against Northrop Grumman on 400 West and 100 South, near the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City, Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.

A new homeless advocacy group took aim at Northrop Grumman on Sunday, demonstrating just blocks away from the now-closed Road Home shelter and near the Clark Planetarium, 400 West and 100 South, which houses a theater sponsored by the aerospace and defense technology company.

Achorus Amorphous, in a news release, said its members oppose contracts that use public resources for militarism instead of human rights.

“Demonstrators at Sunday’s peace and justice picketing party want to see more resources for homeless and impoverished Utahns, as opposed to government contracts for purveyors of nuclear weapons systems such as Northrop Grumman,” the release stated.

During the demonstration, protesters handed out flyers, which they said detail Northrop Grumman’s “corrupt business dealings, and the troubles with militarism polluting local resources of air, water and soil quality.”