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Clergy Members Detained After Pipeline Protest in Boston

The protesting clergy members were taken into custody Wednesday for blocking construction on the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline

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    Clergy Members Detained After Pipeline Protest in Boston
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    Officials say about 14 religious leaders representing several different faiths were arrested while protesting a forthcoming gas pipeline in Boston's West Roxbury neighborhood.

    The Boston Globe reports the protesting clergy members were taken into custody Wednesday for blocking construction on the West Roxbury Lateral pipeline on Grove Street.

    Demonstration organizer Anne Bancroft says she and her fellow religious leaders were arrested for singing songs and praying while they sat on the ledge of a hole set to house the 16-inch steel pipe.

    Among those arrested include clergy from the Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu and Unitarian Universalism faiths.

    Bancroft says she and the other protesters weren't formally booked, but they'll receive a court summons in the mail. Police spokeswoman Rachel McGuire said she couldn't confirm if any arrests were made.

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