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About 50 protesters marched along route 119 in Groton Wednesday afternoon as part of a rolling march across Massachusetts to protest the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipelineCaroline Poser

About 50 protesters marched along route 119 in Groton Wednesday afternoon as part of a rolling march across Massachusetts to protest the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline

Fifty pipeline protesters marched through humid 90-degree weather along State Route 119 in Groton from the Nashua River bridge to the town center, where they held a rally against Wednesday afternoon as part of a rolling march across Massachusetts to protest the proposed Northeast Energy Direct pipeline.

In other towns, marchers traced the tentative route of the pipeline, but in Groton, the route was cross country and not easily accessible to walkers. According to one of the organizing group’s website, http://www.nofrackedgasinmass.org, the 4 p.m. march was followed by another in Dunstable, starting near the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School, back near the proposed path of the 36 inch natural gas transmission line.

The rolling march began July 6 in Richmond, Massachusetts, and has progressed along the 129-mile route, headed for Dracut. The protest concludes with a rally at the statehouse in Boston on July 30.