12 arrested for protesting in street without permit

KENT, Ohio (AP) - Twelve people protesting the U.S. war in Iraq were arrested Sunday when they took their protest from the Kent State University campus to a city street without a permit.
Police warned the several hundred protesters to stay off public roads, but they left the campus after a two-hour protest and marched down an adjacent city street, Kent city police said.
It wasn't immediately clear how many of those arrested were students, said university spokesman Ron Kirksey.
Those arrested were charged with disorderly conduct for holding the march without a permit, city police said. More charges and arrests could result from a review of the protest, police said.
About 200 police officers began arresting protesters and put them on three city buses waiting to take them to jail.
A state police airplane crew monitored the protest and troopers also helped with roadblocks and traffic detours, State Highway Patrol Lt. Rick Frambo said.
The protesters left campus after the annual commemoration marking the May 4, 1970, shooting deaths of four students by National Guard troops trying to quell a protest against the Vietnam war.
Kirksey said the university doesn't welcome any activity that detracts from the May 4 commemoration.
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