Eighteen demonstrators staging a sit-in at the U.S. Army recruiting office last month in Amherst, near the campus of the University of Massachusetts were arrested for trespassing and were dragged away by police in front of a crowd of supporters.
Singing "We Shall Not Be Moved," the 18 demonstrators--calling themselves the "U.S Out 18"--said they began the sit-in at 2 p.m. to protest President Reagan's announcement that El Salvador human rights conditions have improved recently.
The 10 men were taken to the Hampshire County Jail and the eight women were taken to Northampton Police Headquarters. They were arraigned Wednesday in Hampshire County District Court. Mass Daily Collegton, January 31