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30 arrested at Hancock, NY base during rally against drones

Star Gazette

SYRACUSE — Thirty people protesting against unmanned aerial drones outside Hancock Field Air Force National Guard Base have been arrested.

The Post-Standard reports that the arrests Sunday came after a series of rallies and workshops held in Syracuse over the weekend by the Upstate Coalition to Ground the Drones and End the Wars.  

A group of people lying on the base’s driveway were arrested. Charges include disorderly conduct, obstructing governmental administration and loitering. About 250 people had marched to the gates, some pounding drums and chanting.

The base is home to the 174th Attack Wing of the New York Air National Guard, which operates unmanned, armed drones. They are used for intelligence gathering and bombing ground targets.

http://www.stargazette.com/viewart/20130429/NEWS10/304290009/30-arrested-Hancock-base-during-rally-against-drones

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9 Responses to 30 arrested at Hancock, NY base during rally against drones

  1. John W. says:

    First I’ve heard of this. I applaud these people for standing up against the evils of some.

  2. Nobodysname says:

    So much for the right to peaceably assemble! You know for a free country we sure cant do much.

  3. NC says:

    I’m not surprised at all. When I was living in Buffalo, NY, most of my life, everyone knew that Syracuse was (and still is) the most corrupt city in Western, NY. The cops are like the Round Rock, TX cops of Western, NY. They setup speed traps and their local judges even admit right in your face that they (the cops and the judges themselves) are corrupt and are there to extort money from you and there’s nothing you can do about it. They’ll arrest you for breathing the wrong way.

    Hell, their college basketball team is caught time and time again winning basketball games and championships through blatant corruption. It’s ridiculous. Anyone that drives through the state of NY makes sure that they go AROUND the city of Syracuse because it is that bad.

  4. Doc says:

    Drone Wars: The Beginning –now on Amazon. One way to change attitudes.
    Protests are another. Reading the book may be safer in Amerika

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