According to a report posted to the Western Massachusets Indymedia site, local police maced and physically assaulted people protesting the presence of military recruiters at Holyoke Community College. The crowd of more than fifty did not back down from the half-dozen cops and ultimately forced the
National Guard recruiters to pack up and leave.
The protest was organized by the Anti-War Coalition, a local chapter of the Campus Antiwar Network. The post asks people to register their sentiments about the police activity by calling the school at 413-538-7000.