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Protesters Arrested At Mass. Coal-Fired Plant

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SOMERSET, Mass. (AP) — Dozens of climate activists have been arrested at a rally protesting a coal-fired power plant in Somerset.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Mark Katic reports

Forty-four protesters demanding cleaner, alternative fuel sources were arrested at the Brayton Point Power Station on Sunday.

Up to 400 activists from across New England and the Northeast gathered at the power plant site. The protest was organized by 350.org Massachusetts.

A march was led by 44 protesters wearing red shirts identifying them as willing to risk arrest by carrying models of windmills and solar panels on the power plant’s property. They were arrested on trespassing charges.

The event is part of national actions by 350.org.

Dominion, the owner of Brayton Point, is selling the plant to a private equity firm as it focuses on businesses in other states with regulated energy markets.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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