Warship Protesters to Appear in Court in Maine

The USS Zumwalt. Navy photo
The USS Zumwalt. Navy photo

WEST BATH, Maine — A dozen people who protested the christening of a warship at Maine's Bath Iron Works are due in court.

The demonstrators were arrested outside the shipyard on June 18 during the christening of the second in the Zumwalt class of destroyers for the Navy. They're charged with obstructing a public way.

Nine of the 12 are planning to be in West Bath District Court on Tuesday. The group's attorney says she'll enter a plea on behalf of the other three defendants.

The group intends to seek a unified trial.

John Morris of New Gloucester, one of them, said he wants to see the shipyard converted to build commuter rail systems, or to produce energy from alternative sources.

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