More arrests at Hancock AFB in drone protest

15 people were arrested June 28 at the gate to Hancock Airbase in Syracuse, N.Y., where they held large banners and signs protesting the military's use of hunter-killer drones. In April, anti-drone activists held a publicly announced march and were preemptively arrested before reaching the base. This week's protest took the base completely by surprise, as participants jumped out of cars and began demonstrating, with no march and no public announcement. It took hours before various law-enforcement operations, including state troopers and city police, could agree to make arrests. Referring to his previous arrest at the base, Elliott Adams, former national President of Veterans for Peace and one of those arrested Thursday, said, "The judge had a hard time making a decision, and made the wrong one, and did not recognize international law. So, we're giving the court a chance to get it right." Read more...