Four Line 3 protesters arrested at Minnesota Capitol

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota troopers on Friday arrested four people protesting Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 replacement pipeline project at the state Capitol.

About 1,000 demonstrators gathered earlier in the week for a major rally calling on Democratic Gov. Tim Walz and President Joe Biden to pull permits and shut down the replacement pipeline project.

Videos posted on social media showed law enforcement officers surrounding about a dozen protesters Friday. A spokesman for the Department of Public Safety says officials had met with group leaders to have them remove a teepee that remained after the permit for the protest expired.

Spokesman Bruce Gordon told the Minneapolis Star Tribune that some people were uncooperative, leading to four arrests.