Pipeline protest organizers say they were surprised bank occupation lasted more than 5 hours
AMHERST -- Organizers of the Dakota Access Pipeline protest that closed the TD Bank on Triangle Street Friday said they were surprised police didn't act sooner to arrest the people who chained themselves to the doors.
Four of the five were arrested after firefighters cut their chains about 5.5 hours after the occupation of the bank began. Their action closed the bank, although the drive-thru window was open.
They were led away in handcuffs. The arrest was peaceful.