14 arrested at Honeywell construction site in Kansas City

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 | 7:04 a.m. CDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fourteen protesters have been arrested at the construction site of a Kansas City plant that will make parts for nuclear arms.

The Kansas City Star reports that Monday's arrests came as about 75 people locked arms and marched onto the excavation site.

The $685 million Honeywell plant is being built in southern Kansas City.

Large earth-moving equipment was forced to stop operating during the march. Police used a loudspeaker to warn the protesters to disperse or face arrest.

Most walked back to the road, but the 14 who refused were charged with trespassing and taken to jail.

Participants say they were there to protest America's continued proliferation of nuclear weapons.

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