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26 Arrested at SOA Watch Protest

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - The protest group 'SOA Watch' says 26 people were arrested, including a television crew, during Saturday's protest near the gates of Fort Benning.

The arrests occurred during the first day of that group's protest of WHINSEC, or the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Operation, formally known as the School of the Americas.

Each year since 1990 the 'SOA Watch' group has protested just outside the gates of Fort Benning.

The television crew arrested was from RT America TV.

All those arrested are currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail for up to a $5,500 bond, according to the organization.


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