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6 more protesters arrested at Atlantic Sunrise pipeline

Written by The Associated Press | Oct 23, 2017 12:55 PM
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Crews place pipe for the Sunoco Mariner East pipeline along Tice Lane in Cornwall Borough as construction on Sunoco's Mariner East pipeline continued on Friday, June 16, 2017. (Jeremy Long, Lebanon Daily News)

(LANCASTER) -- Police arrested six more protesters who tried blocking construction of a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania.

The protesters now face criminal trespass charges after their weekend arrest in Lancaster County.

They tried blocking the entrance to a construction site for the Atlantic Sunrise pipeline.

State police said they made the arrests after first warning the protesters to leave.

Twenty-three people were arrested at the site earlier this month.

Parent company Williams Partners is building the pipeline to carry gas from the Marcellus Shale in northern Pennsylvania.

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