What the frack!?
A group of climate activists halted work on a Brooklyn gas pipeline Thursday when they descended into the underground construction site and refused to leave.
Environmental group No North Brooklyn Pipeline posted Thursday morning that “Brooklyn community members have locked down the National Grid’s North Brooklyn fracked gas pipeline halting construction.”
The protesters shut down construction of the controversial pipeline for three hours, with four activists arrested by police after chaining themselves inside two pits.
A video shows two of the members underground with the pipeline around 10 a.m., their arms taped into a red cardboard tube that read, “Frack out of Brooklyn.”
Two others chained themselves to part of the site across the street and were also arrested.
Nonetheless, more than a dozen remained near the site demonstrating against the project.
“National Grid has been building the controversial pipeline through predominantly black, brown, and working-class neighborhoods despite an opaque planning process and widespread community opposition all along the construction site, organizers said in a press release.
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