SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - A group of water protectors who are opposed to the Sabal Trail Pipeline locked themselves under a truck carrying equipment for pipeline drilling near the Suwannee River State Park, Monday morning.
This blockade of construction began at 9:30 a.m., following a weekend of protests in which hundreds participated.
Sunday, a group calling itself Sacred Water Camp released a call-to-action video, that stated: "Join us TOMORROW on MLK Day for a peaceful demonstration to stand in solidarity with the earth, her rivers and her peoples. We will gather with prayerful intention and song to signify our dedication to #STOPSABALTRAIL by meeting near the entrance of the drill site adjacent to Suwannee River State Park."
The group is made up of people from across Florida, and other states, who have been organizing against new pipeline construction.
"This pipeline is a threat to all of our drinking water. Lives are at stake," said Makeda Meeks an activist from Live Oak, Florida.
According to the Suwannee County Sheriff, there were 8 arrests at today's protests.
Watch a video of the protests here.