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Protesters Across Big Bend Voice Their Opinions on Sabal Trail Pipeline

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 13:39:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Protesters have been across the Big Bend sharing their opinions on the Sabal Trail Pipeline.

In Tallahassee, protesters gathered outside the capitol building.

Organizers posted a video on social media today.

They say they decided to take the protest to the steps of the capitol to demand that Governor Rick Scott revoke permits put in place for the construction of the pipeline.

Protests have been underway across the big bend since plans were released in 2014.

Back in December of 2016, events were held in Tallahassee, Orlando and Jacksonville.

Organizer of the protest saying the pipeline is bound to burst and contaminate the waters.

Demonstrators also gathered numerous times at the site for the construction of the pipeline in Suwannee County, prompting Sheriff Sam St. John to send out a word of caution.

"I'm all for if they want to come out and demonstrate in a peaceful, orderly fashion. I have no problem with that," said St. John. "As a matter of fact my plans are to have quite a few officers out there to not only protect the workers there at Sabal Trail but also to protect the protesters.

Demonstrator's are set to meet Thursday night at The Plant on West Gaines Street to discuss future plans of protests.

People said that they are also heading to Suwannee County Friday to protest on-going construction.

There is also a mass civil disobedience planned Saturday at the Suwannee River with protesters risking arrest.