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Police arrest 10 at peace rally outside recruiter office near Santa Cruz

Ten people were arrested, including an elderly woman with a walker, during a peace demonstration outside a military recruiting office.

Officers said members of Raging Grannies of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom were arrested Tuesday because they ignored police orders to clear the entrance to the 41st Avenue recruiters office.

Raging Granny Ellie Foster, 81, was one of those taken into custody.

About 100 people showed up for the noontime anti-war rally. After an hour of speeches and peace songs, some of the protesters headed for the Army recruiting office.

Ten demonstrators were arrested and taken to the police station, where they were cited for trespassing and released.

“There’s been enough bloodshed, and we are outraged,” said Phyllis Greenleaf, 64, one of those arrested.

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