- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Police arrested 12 anti-fracking protesters who briefly blocked public access to a state building where Gov. Jerry Brown has his San Francisco offices.

The California Highway Patrol says the demonstration Friday morning was peaceful. The CHP reports those arrested were cited for trespassing and released from custody.

Activists said about 100 people demonstrated. The activists called on Brown to ban fracking in California.

Fracking is a process by which sand, chemicals and pressurized water are blasted underground, shaking loose rocks and releasing gas.

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