A protester who refused to leave the Rhode Island State House over Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo's support of a proposed power plant in Burrillville has been arrested.
Another protester says the woman arrested Tuesday is a mother of two young sons.
Rhode Island Capitol police Chief Joseph Little said the building closed at 4:30 p.m. and anyone who refused to leave could be charged with trespassing.
More than a dozen protesters from the Fighting Against Natural Gas collective began a sit-in Tuesday afternoon in the governor's formal reception area.
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Providence protester Nick Katkevich said the woman planned to stay until Raimondo met her demands or she was forcibly removed. Other protesters voluntarily left after police arrived.
Chicago-based Invenergy LLC wants to build a 900-megawatt, gas-fired power plant in Burrillville.