Yesterday the ongoing “Spectra Showdown,” turned into the scene of civil disobedience that the group has been anticipating. At least two people have been reportedly arrested.
After pre-construction in July, Spectra Energy begins a new phase of construction today that has involved shipments of materials on a barge on the Hudson and from the West Side Highway. Spectra hardhats were seen on people digging at 8:30 this morning right next to the bike path while protesters gathered next to them. A barge with a crane was on the River. The protesters held banners but it wasn’t until after 10 AM that two were arrested.
View slideshow: Protest at Spectra site