POLICE made 22 arrests at a Yorkshire peace protest today.
Many of those held at the Menwith Hill base near Harrogate were from West Yorkshire.
Protesters gathered at the United States listening post today to mark the first anniversary of the war on Iraq.
Small groups of demonstrators collected around the perimeter of the base to stage what they said was a non-violent blockade. But early morning campaigners were outnumbered by dozens of police, who also set up roadblocks.
A police spokesman said the 22 arrests were nearly all for breach of the peace offences. One or two were for criminal damage. No-one was hurt, he added.
Another officer said: "There was a bit of trouble earlier, but nothing too bad. It's all been very friendly."