FrackFree Tuesday protest coincides with national action day

The group FrackFree Mahoning Valley protests near the Spring Common Bridge near downtown Youngstown. Aug. 18, 2015.

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – In Youngstown, there was a protest against the expanding oil and gas industry in our region. FrackFree Mahoning held signs beside the Spring Common Bridge near the B-and-O Station on Tuesday.

The group says it’s against fracking, drilling, and big oil and gas infrastructure and pipelines in our area. They say it’s a threat to public health and safety.

The protest was part of a national day of action called Hands Across Our Land.