Five protesters arrested after refusing to leave Susan Collins' office

Five protesters were arrested when they refused to leave the Bangor office of Sen. Susan Collins in a demonstration against her support of the Republican tax reform plan

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Five protesters were arrested after refusing to leave Susan Collins's office Monday night. 

Protesters gathered outside Senator Susan Collins' (R-Maine) office in Bangor, Monday to protest her vote on the Republican tax bill overhaul. Among other complaints, protesters said the bill is hard to understand and believe it will hurt Mainers, especially the poor.

Around 4:00 p.m. a small group went inside the Senator's office and refused leave.  Sarah Bigney streamed her refusal to leave the office on social media. 

Police said they got a call from the Department of Homeland Security saying the group would not vacate the building. Police arrived at the office, read a dispersal order whereupon one person left but five remained and were arrested and peacefully taken to jail.

The five protesters were taken to the Penobscot County Jail. 

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