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Protester smiles during arrest at RI State House

A woman was arrested at the Rhode Island State House Tuesday night for refusing to leave the property. (WJAR)

A woman was arrested at the Rhode Island State House Tuesday night for refusing to leave the property during a protest.

Lisa Petrie, of Richmond, was smiling at the protest, as well as when police escorted her into a cruiser around 7 p.m.

Rhode Island State Police told NBC 10 News that Petrie said she wouldn't leave the state house unless Gov. Gina Raimondo revoked support of the fossil fuel power plant that Invenergy has proposed for Burrillville.

The power plant proposal has caused a stir in the town, as dozens of people stood in solidarity against the plant during a heated meeting at Burrillville High School last week.

Police said Petrie, who is a member of Fossil Free RI, was charged with willful trespassing.

Petrie was arraigned and released later on Tuesday. She is scheduled to appear in court on May 6.

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