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article imageTransCanada office in Houston taken over by protesters

By KJ Mullins     Jan 7, 2013 in World
The Tar Sands Blockade have entered the offices of TransCanada in Houston taking over the lobby. The protest is in progress at this moment.
Protesters using some of the same tactics as those used during the Occupy Movement have entered and taken over the TransCanada's Keystone XL offices in Houston, Texas to protest pipelines. They are chanting in the lobby after placing biohazard tape. The protesters are calling to the police saying that their lives are in danger because of eco terrorists upstairs.
Two of the protesters locked themselves to the front doors of the offices demanding accountability for alleged abuses by TransCanada.
The police are said to be at the scene with visible batons.
Protesters gathered outside of the building after being forced out of the lobby.
The protest is over the 1,200-mile Keystone XL oil pipeline. Currently the State Department is finalizing the supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS). If the plans go through, tar sands oil from Canada will be shipped down through the United States to the Gulf Coast via pipelines.
11:56: At least two members have been taken into police custody outside of the building.
Police are moving into the building to clear the lobby. A paddy wagon is on the scene.
Protesters have been removed from the lobby.
12:05: The arrests are said to have taken place before there was a dispersal order by the police.
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