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Faith leaders arrested while protesting in Sen. Collins' office

Nine protesters were arrested at Senator Susan Collins' Maine offices Thursday night, days after a sit-in ended with five people arrested in Bangor. (WGME)

PORTLAND (WGME) – Nine protesters were arrested at Senator Susan Collins' Maine offices Thursday night, days after a sit-in ended with five people arrested in Bangor.

Eleven protestors spoke with Senator Collins over the phone about their concerns with her vote on tax reform before police showed up to clear the offices.

The protesters were a part of “Moral Movement Maine,” a group of local faith leaders who organized the sit-in.

Senator Collins also sent out a statement in response to this protest.

She stuck to policy, mentioning the $1,100 that a single mother would earn.

This is nearly identical to the statement Collins gave Monday, when five protestors were arrested during a sit in at her office in Bangor.

The sit in started in the early afternoon, but protestors stayed past when the office closed.

Protestors refused to leave until Collins spoke to them over the phone or in person.

Police came in and arrested the protesters after 6 p.m.

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