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Police: 15 arrested during gas pipeline protest in Boston

BOSTON — Boston police say 15 people were arrested in the city’s West Roxbury neighborhood during a protest against a natural gas pipeline under construction.

Department spokesman Stephen McNulty tells The Boston Globe the protesters entered the work zone Thursday morning and blocked an excavator from working.

McNulty says the protesters ranged in age from 28 to 85. They were taken into custody without incident for disturbing the peace and later released. He says they will be summonsed to court.

Protest leaders say more than 40 people have been arrested for protesting the West Roxbury Lateral gas pipeline in the past several weeks.

The Spectra Energy pipeline project involves building a natural gas pipeline through Dedham and West Roxbury and ending at a blasting quarry.

In related news, Pipeline protesters arrested at Enbridge office.

Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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