Lawrence Police arrested seven protesters this morning after they spent hours chained by their necks to the doors of a military recruiting office.
Protests organizers said that the group locked themselves to the doors of the Army-Navy recruiting office, 2223 La. St., in honor of others who have faced more serious consequences fighting the war in Iraq.
"A lot of people have gone to prison for protesting the war," Dave Strano, a protest organizer, said while watching the scene. "We wanted to do something to honor them."
Mark Warren, a Lawrence Police spokesman, said all of the protesters who chained themselves to the doors were arrested for criminal trespassing after police asked them to remove themselves from the recruiting office.
Other charges, including interference with the duties of a law enforcement officer, could be filed later, Warren said.