Commuters in and around Boston will need to pack a little extra patience Wednesday morning because a planned protest on city streets is causing delays and leading to arrests.

Extinction Rebellion members on Tuesday announced a plan to meet at Post Office Square at 7 a.m. and start marching through downtown Boston at 7:30 a.m., but they didn’t say exactly what streets they planned on occupying.

Shortly after 7 a.m., a spokesperson for the Massachusetts State Police confirmed that five people were taken into custody on the ramp from Leverett Circle to Interstate 93. They’ll most likely face a trespassing charge.

Boston police confirmed that “multiple” arrests have been made.

Boston 25′s Robert Goulston captured video of protestors sitting in the middle of the road in the city’s Fort Point Section. They had pamphlets in hand that read, “Stop the Fossil Fuel Industry Now.”

State police and Boston police say they are monitoring for any additional incidents that may arise during the commute.

MassDOT tweeted out an advisory to drivers on Tuesday night, saying that a protest group plans to disrupt travel along several routes in Boston and exact locations have not been announced.

This is not the first time Extinction Rebellion has planned a protest blocking city streets. Back in August, the group blocked Tremont Street during the height of rush hour traffic. A spokesperson for the group said the protest was a call for immediate government action on the climate.

Then one year ago, eight members from the same group were arrested after they chained themselves to a pink boat parked in front of Governor Baker’s Swampscott home. The words ‘climate emergency’ were painted on the boat.

On the group’s website, they say they want to make some noise and stop the fossil fuel industry. State police are aware of today’s planned protests and are prepared to take action if need be.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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