GROTON, Conn. — Eight protesters were arrested Wednesday outside the main gate of Pfizer Inc. in Groton, Conn., when they allegedly crossed police lines and refused to leave the company’s property, The Day reported.
The protesters are part of the local Occupy Wall Street movement.
Seven of the protesters were charged with first-degree criminal trespass after they linked arms just outside the pharmaceutical giant''s entrance and refused to move, the article stated.
Another protester was arrested for crossing police lines.
Nearly 100 protesters marched around Pfizer’s largest worldwide research site for most of the morning, chanting slogans such as “Hey, Pfizer, what’s the news — we just want to talk to you.”