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55 arrested at Keystone XL pipeline protest in DC

Saturday - 7/27/2013, 12:18pm  ET

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police officers in Washington say 55 people were arrested during a protest against the Keystone XL pipeline.

Police say the group of demonstrators marched in the downtown area and some rushed in to the lobby of a building in the 1700 block of I Street NW. The building demonstrators targeted houses the offices of Environmental Resources Management, a consulting firm hired to assess the pipeline's potential environmental impact.

Police and the building's management advised the group to leave. When they didn't, they were arrested for unlawful entry.


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