McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

June 23, 2012

Protest at Narconon Arrowhead

By Jeanne LeFlore
Staff Writer

McALESTER — The grieving mother of a 32- year-old man who died at Narconon Arrowhead  joined a group of protesters called “Mothers against Narconon” on Saturday.

Shirley Graves,  mother of Gabriel Graves who died at facility in October, stood silently holding a poster with picture of her son with several others were stationed at the Arrowhead Park Ranger station, less than a mile from the Narconon facility.

During the demonstration, a moment of silence was interrupted when a photographer from the direction of the Narconon facility proceeded to closely photograph Graves mother while she held the American flag and a picture of her deceased son.

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Contact Jeanne LeFlore at jleflore@mcalesternews.com.