New London takes revenge

New London — A raucous crowd cheers as the Flock Theatre company stages its 7th annual Burning of Benedict Arnold on Saturday at Waterfront Park.

The tradition begin in the 19th century of city residents burning an effigy of the infamous Noriwch native and traitor on the anniversary of his troops burning New London during the Revolutionary War.

Flock Theater actors lead a procession to the waterfront park where the effigy is burned.

New London Mayor Michael Passero had the honor of igniting the traitorous effigy.

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