Route 34 in New Haven now open after police stop protesters from blocking it

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NEW HAVEN — Police had to move protesters after they were blocking route 34 in New Haven.

State and New Haven police were called to a scene of about 100 protesters blocking route 34.

Credit: State Police

Credit: State Police

The scene was soon cleared when police moved the protesters out of the road, police said.

State police say several protesters were arrested, according to their twitter page.

One arrest has been made from the incident, Norman Clement, 66, of New Haven. Police said he was the leader of the protesters blocking the road.

Clement is being charged with inciting a riot, disorderly conduct, interfering with an officer, and reckless use of the highway by a pedestrian. He is schedule in court on February 13.