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Al Gore's Daughter Among 23 Arrested In West Roxbury Pipeline Protest

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The daughter of former Vice President Al Gore was among 23 people arrested during a protest of a pipeline under construction in West Roxbury Wednesday.

Boston police told WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Karenna Gore, 42, was part of a group demonstrators who laid down in a trench to block construction at the site of Spectra Energy's West Roxbury Lateral pipeline.

All of those arrested are charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace.  Some were also charged with resisting arrest.

The group will be arraigned Thursday in West Roxbury District Court.

Representatives for Gore and her father, a prominent climate change activist, didn't immediately return requests for comment.

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Al Gore and his daughter Karenna on December 5, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images for RFK Center)

Creighton Welch, a spokesman for Houston-based Spectra Energy, said the company does not condone actions that take first responders away from their duties.

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