An F-35 jet blast demonstration leads to noise complaint charges
Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry's led a public service demonstration Saturday, simulating the sound of an F-35 jet blast. Cohen and other organizers were eventually arrested by Burlington Police, and charged with disorderly conduct by noise. The protestors drove a truck with multiple speakers throughout Burlington -- to allow people to hear what they say over 6,000 people in the F-35 flight path will hear multiple times a day. Burlington Police issued at least one set of tickets to the organizers for a noise violation as well. Multiple residents and businesses were heavily impacted and complained to the group about the lack of warning.