Protesters arrested at power plant

EUGENE, OREGON - Lane County sheriff's deputies called firefighters to cut a bike lock that a protester had put around his neck during a demonstration outside a wood-burning power plant at Eugene.

The 22-year-old man had locked himself to the underside of a car. After he was freed he was arrested.

The Register Guard reports two other demonstrators also were arrested and all three were jailed on disorderly conduct charges.

They were part of a group holding signs and chanting "Save our forests, save our lungs" outside the Seneca Sustainable Energy plant.

The demonstration took place as Seneca was conducting a tour of the $50 million facility that opened in February. It sells power to the Eugene Water and Electric Board.



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