PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – An anti-fracking demonstration gathered outside of Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald’s home on Sunday night.
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Police say that the small peaceful protest ended around 7:00 p.m. on Sunday with no incidents.
In a statement posted online, the group Ohio Valley Environmental Resistance said they wanted Fitzgerald to “publicly admit that you were wrong to support fracking and the petrochemical industry,” saying that “pollution from Shell’s ethane cracker will be a major issue impacting everyone in the region.”MORE NEWS: UPMC Children's Hospital Leaders Say Hospital Will Not Turn Kids Away Or Ration Care Amid Increase In Patients
Roads around the area were closed for the safety of the activists and reopened shortly after the protest ended.