Protesters arrested at military recruiting office

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Thirteen demonstrators have been arrested for trespassing at a Vermont Army National Guard recruiting office while protesting military recruiting in schools.

Friday’s protest was organized by students at Mount Mansfield Union High School in Jericho who oppose military recruiters in their school and the requirement that high schools give contact information to recruiters. Other anti-war groups joined the demonstration.

About 40 people entered the recruiting office building Friday, while a few dozen others stood outside holding signs.

Police say when officials asked the protesters to leave the building, about 30 did. The rest stayed inside until they were arrested. Police say three juveniles were cited and released.

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