Hartford demonstration ends in a dozen arrests

Hartford, Conn. (WTNH)- A dozen demonstrators were arrested on Monday afternoon during a protest on Bloomfield avenue on Monday afternoon.

Police say they asked the demonstrators, who were sitting and standing at the intersection of Albany Avenue and Bloomfield Avenue, to move because they were blocking traffic. The protest was going on during rush hour and the intersection is a key artery to the University of Hartford campus.

According to police, officers asked the demonstrators to leave and the twelve who refused were arrested peacefully and taken to the Hartford Police Detention Center. They all now face disorderly conduct charges and the cases have been referred to community court.

There were no injuries. ,

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