Police seek help identifying Vt. Gas protesters

Who the suspect is Photo1 Surveillance inside

Staff Report

SOUTH BURINGTON - Police are asking for help in identifying two protesters who were allegedly involved in an incident last week at the Vermont Gas Systems headquarters.

According to South Burlington Police, on the morning of May 27 two protesters distracted a receptionist while two other protesters snuck to the roof of the building to display a banner.

When asked by company employees to leave and move to the public sidewalk, protesters pushed an employee and struck her with a large chain while trying to chain a fellow protester to the front door, police said.

As a result, the Vermont Gas employee was injured by one of the protesters.

Police have obtained pictures from the incident and are looking to identify the subjects. Wanted in connection with the trespass are two men who were wearing collared shirts, ties and appear to be on cell phones.

The male wanted in connection with the assault is wearing black rimmed glasses, a blue winter hat, a dark hooded zip up sweatshirt, a blue button up shirt beneath and wearing a khaki-colored courier type bag slung over his left shoulder.

If you recognize the individuals, contact Detective Cpl. Andrew Johnson at 922-4447 or e-mail at [email protected]

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