Five arrested during protest at submarine base

Ammon Allen-Doucot of Hartford carries a large cross as peace protestors hold their annual Good Friday anti-war, stations of the cross, peace protest outside of Naval Submarine Base New London Friday, April 6, 2012.
Ammon Allen-Doucot of Hartford carries a large cross as peace protestors hold their annual Good Friday anti-war, stations of the cross, peace protest outside of Naval Submarine Base New London Friday, April 6, 2012. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo

Groton – Police arrested five people, including a 17-year-old , after they blocked traffic during a Good Friday peace demonstration outside the Naval Submarine Base.

Calvin Robertson, 66, of 3 Ridge St., Groton; Jacqueline B. Allen, 50, of Hartford; Steven V. Kobasa, 64, of New Haven; Brian M. Kavanagh, 68, of Hartford; and the unidentified juvenile each were charged Friday with obstruction of free passage. All five protesters were released on a promise to appear at their April 17 court date.

Groton Town police said the five arrested stepped into Crystal Lake Road and blocked vehicles from exiting the submarine base.

After the arrests, traffic continued to flow and the remaining demonstrators continued the event with "no further acts of civil disobedience observed," police said.

Groton Town Police officers confront Peace protestors in front of the locked main gates of Naval Submarine Base New London Friday, April 6, 2012 as the protestors conduct an act of civil disobedience by blocking the gates during their annual Good Friday anti-war, stations of the cross peace protest. The five protestors were taken into custody for refusing to move from the road.
Groton Town Police officers confront Peace protestors in front of the locked main gates of Naval Submarine Base New London Friday, April 6, 2012 as the protestors conduct an act of civil disobedience by blocking the gates during their annual Good Friday anti-war, stations of the cross peace protest. The five protestors were taken into custody for refusing to move from the road. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo
Peace protesters march down the sidewalk Friday outside of the Naval Submarine Base in Groton as they hold their annual Good Friday anti-war, stations of the cross peace protest. Groton Town police said they made five arrests when some of the protesters blocked traffic.
Peace protesters march down the sidewalk Friday outside of the Naval Submarine Base in Groton as they hold their annual Good Friday anti-war, stations of the cross peace protest. Groton Town police said they made five arrests when some of the protesters blocked traffic. Tim Cook/The Day Buy Photo
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