12 arrested at Bangor anti-nuclear protest
Twelve people were arrested during an anti-nuclear weapon demonstration at the Navy's Trident submarine base at Bangor.
The demonstration Saturday was peaceful.
But five people were arrested by deputies on a sidewalk that had been closed for security when they attempted to hang a banner from an overpass. They were booked into jail for investigation of disorderly conduct and failure to disperse. They were then released.
The other seven arrestees were apprehended by base security officers for trespassing, attempting to deliver a letter to the base commander. They were released at the scene, said Glen Milner, a member of Ground Zero Center for Nonviolent Action.
That group organizes demonstrations at the base, usually three times a year, to draw attention to nuclear weapons at the site. Milner says Saturday's demonstration was an additional protest, organized with the Tacoma Catholic Worker group.
Milner says about 75 demonstrators showed up; Wilson estimated about 50 to 60.
The Trident sub base, officially Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, is on Hood Canal about 20 miles west of Seattle.
Information from: Kitsap Sun, http://www.kitsapsun.com/
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