Weymouth: Six Arrested At Compressor Station Protest

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

Roughly 30 people showed up for a Wednesday morning protest against the proposed compression station in Weymouth, which saw six people arrested.

Margaret Bellafiore, a Board Member of the Fore River Residents Against the Compressor Station or FRRACS tells WATD News they organized three waves of people being arrested with the first two being, Kiki Fleure of Weymouth and Andrea Doremus-Cuetera of West Roxbury.

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

 

The second two arrestees, Rev. Betsy Sowers of Weymouth and Rev. Dr. Michelle Walsh didn’t get the chance to lie down.

 

Bellafiore says that wasn’t the only tactic they used to draw attention.

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

 

Dr. Sue Donaldson of Cambridge and Carolyn Barthel of Mendon were also arrested.

Bellafiore tells WATD News these planned arrests came after other legal options were exhausted.

 

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

Credit: Fore River Residents Against The Compressor Station

Max Bergeron Manager of Stakeholder Relations for Enbridge released the following statement to WATD News.

“Enbridge respects the right of individuals to lawfully and peacefully protest and express their opinions, and expects individuals to respect the safety of people and the environment. Our preference is always to seek to resolve differences of opinion through dialogue – peacefully and respectfully. We don’t tolerate unsafe or illegal activities at our worksites or facilities, and Enbridge will support the prosecution of criminal activity, in the interest of safety and respect for those potentially impacted.

Unlawful and unsafe actions have the potential to cause serious harm – not only to the perpetrators, but also to nearby communities, the environment, local residents and the employees who build and maintain these facilities.” 

About Dan McCready

Dan McCready is a South Shore native who’s happy to be back working in his home region. After graduating from Catholic Memorial High School, GO KNIGHTS! Dan attended Suffolk University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Communications. After college Dan worked as a standup comic and actor appearing in several theatrical productions, independent films, and worked as a background extra in films and TV shows including Fever Pitch, Underdog, and Brotherhood while also working as a weekend overnight DJ on Easy 99.1. Eventually Dan began covering the Boston entertainment scene for Production Live Online and, after being bit by the journalism bug, decided to further his studies at Northeastern University, where he earned his master's degree. Since that time Dan has worked across many media platforms for organizations including the Patriot Ledger, Cape Cod Broadcasting, and 1420 WBSM in New Bedford. Dan is currently residing in Milton and enjoys hanging out with friends, candlepin bowling, playing video games, and making videos for his fledgling YouTube Channel.