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More Anti-War Protesters Arrested in Scotland


For a third straight day, police in Scotland have arrested protesters who breached security at an airport in an attempt to stop shipments of U.S. munitions to Israel.

Security officials south of Glasgow confirmed that five protesters were arrested Tuesday, in addition to at least 11 others detained since Sunday.

In the latest instance, security officials say they monitored the protest group as members entered an empty aircraft at the Prestwick international airport early today.

The French news agency, AFP, quotes activists as saying they broke through an airport fence to board a U.S. military transport. The report says they examined documents on the plane, and were only arrested after they were spotted boarding a second aircraft.

Scottish news reports last week quoted authorities as saying the U.S. transport flights would continue refueling stops at the airport under international treaties.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP .
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