98-year-old activist arrested during pipeline protest
June 29, 2017
SANDISFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A 98-year-old activist has been arrested on a trespassing charge during a protest at a natural gas pipeline project in Massachusetts.
State police say Frances Crowe and seven other demonstrators were arrested last weekend at Otis State Forest in Sandisfield. They were protesting an easement that allows the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to widen its right of way through the forest.
A nonprofit involved in the pipeline protests says Crowe put herself and her wheelchair in a contested area of the forest on Saturday.
Police say she trespassed into restricted areas.