From the Associated Press:
Five protesters, four of them locked to each other with steel pipes, have been arrested after refusing to leave the Irving Oil corporate building in Portsmouth, N.H., where police said they threw glitter and blew whistles.
The Portsmouth Herald reports according to a live blog of the protest Monday, the five women are members of a group called Trans and/or Women’s Action Camp, with a slogan, “Kicking patriarchy out of the woods.”
They said they were protesting fracking exploration on indigenous lands in Canada. Four are from Maine and one is from Texas.
Police said they were among 25 protesters who entered the building. The women locked to each other remained seated in a circle in the lobby. They were carried out and charged with disorderly conduct.
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