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Actor James Cromwell arrested at power plant protest

Published 19/12/2015 | 06:31

Police use bolt cutters to remove an interlocking device around James Cromwell's neck during the protest (Times Herald-Record/ AP)
Police use bolt cutters to remove an interlocking device around James Cromwell's neck during the protest (Times Herald-Record/ AP)

Veteran actor James Cromwell has been arrested during a protest at a power plant being built in New York.

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The Times Herald-Record of Middletown said the 75-year-old actor whose work includes Babe, 'American Horror Story and LA Confidential was arrested after leading a chant among a group of demonstrators.

New York State Police said Vromwell and five other protesters who were arrested blocked an entrance to the site at the Competitive Power Ventures power plant in Orange County. They were arrested on disorderly conduct charges and ordered to appear in court in January.

Protesters believe toxins from the plant may cause health issues and lower property values in the area.

Cromwell was nominated for an Academy Award for best supporting actor for 1995's Babe.

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