Organizers: Al Gore's daughter among 23 arrested in protest

The Associated Press

Organizers say the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a Boston pipeline under construction.

In this Aug. 16, 2000 file photo, Karenna Gore Schiff, daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Vice President Al Gore, speaks at the Democratic National Convention in the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Organizers say the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore was among 23 people who were arrested Wednesday, June 29, 2016, 109during a protest of Spectra Energy’s so-called West Roxbury Lateral pipeline. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, file)

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers say the daughter of former Vice President Al Gore was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a Boston pipeline under construction.

The arrests happened Wednesday at the site of Spectra Energy's West Roxbury Lateral pipeline.

Forty-two-year-old Karenna Gore was among demonstrators that tried to block construction activity on the site by lying in a trench.

Protest organizers say Gore and others facing resisting arrest charges will be arraigned Friday, while others facing trespassing and disturbing the peace charges are being arraigned Thursday.

Representatives for Gore and her father, a prominent climate change activist, didn't immediately return requests for comment.

Creighton Welch, a spokesman for Houston-based Spectra Energy, said the company does not condone actions that take first responders away from their duties.

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