Protesters who shut down trains in Bellingham arrested

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BELLINGHAM — BNSF Railway says five people who blocked the main rail line in Bellingham during a protest against oil and coal trains have been arrested.

KOMO-TV reported that the group of demonstrators was arrested early Sunday after holding up two Amtrak trains and four freight trains. The tracks have since reopened.

The protest began Saturday afternoon and at least two people had chained themselves to a stopped train.

Another protester was on a tripod over the tracks and held a sign that read: “Fight for what you love.”

The group Deep Green Resistance took to a website raising money for the protesters’ legal expenses to praise the group for their actions.

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