AR Group ‘Arkansas Rising’ Holds Protest at Valero Refinery in Memphis

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(via localmemphis.com) — Protesters have gathered at the Valero Refinery in southwest Memphis. Memphis police are on the scene, and we are told some of the surrounding roads have been shut down.

The group Arkansas Rising posted to its Facebook page that the “water protectors” are taking action against a pipeline in Arkansas.

Memphis police say five people at the protest have been arrested so far. Seven protesters are still attached to barrels blocking the refinery.

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