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98-year-old woman arrested while blocking construction of natural gas pipeline

By Mason White 11:07 AM July 2, 2017
Frances Crowe
Frances Crowe
By: William Martin

(Scroll down for video) An elderly woman is not giving up the fight on what she believes in despite her advanced age.

98-year-old Frances Crowe looked frail as she sat in her wheelchair at the Otis State Forest in Sandisfield, Massachusetts, on Saturday.

However, the feisty woman wants to leave her mark in the world and she wants to make it a better place for her five grandchildren.

Crowe is no stranger to the court system. This was her third arrest since she turned 90. She was one of seven people arrested during the protest.

As an environmental activist, Crowe was protesting an easement that allows the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co. to widen the way through the forest, connecting two pre-existing pipelines.

Crowe and others were holding a mock funeral. They took a casket and filled it with a few objects, which they were planning to bury inside a hole that was dug up for the $93 million pipeline project.

However, police arrived and some members of the group were arrested before they had a chance to carry out their plans.