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Ben and Jerry's co-founder gets arrested on purpose

March 05, 2018 07:17 AM

Ben Cohen took part in a very loud demonstration. He and three others blasted jet noise in Burlington, VT. Cohen said the goal was to simulate what it might be like for residents living under the flight path of Vermont National Guard F-35 fighters. He tweeted that if he violated the city noise ordinance, then the fighter jets will, too.

Cohen was one of three activists arrested for disorderly conduct. 

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Burlington voters will weigh in Tuesday on whether city officials should oppose F-35s at the Burlington International Airport. Critics say the F-35s are noisier than fighters currently used by the Vermont National Guard.

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