Protestor arrested after near Mountain Valley Pipeline construction site in Elliston

‘This fight is all of our fight. We all should be here. We all should be protesting.’

Mountain Valley Pipeline protesters in Elliston. (Appalachians Against Pipelines) (WSLS)


One protester demonstrating at the pipeline construction site in Elliston Saturday was arrested, according to Appalachians Against Pipelines.

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The group said the individual locked herself to construction equipment at the worksite, near Bradshaw Creek and Road. After protesting for about seven hours, the woman was extracted and arrested.

We’re told Virginia State Troopers and the Montgomery County Sheriff were on the scene, and the protester was charged with a misdemeanor, and bail was set at $2,500.


A group of protestors gathered in Montgomery County Saturday morning to oppose the Mountain Valley Pipeline.

More than 20 people demonstrated at the pipeline construction site in Elliston near Bradshaw Road. They held signs, chanted, played music and drums.

Local and State Police arrived on the scene to monitor the situation.

One Third Act Virginia protestor, Lisa Finn, spoke to 10 News about why she wanted to protest.

“We don’t need [the pipeline]. We need to move off of fossil fuels immediately. And we don’t need to be building new infrastructure for fossil fuels,” said Finn. “This fight is all of our fight. We all should be here. We all should be protesting.”

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