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Reno Police: Protest against BLM land auctions at Siena remains …

Protesters remained peaceful as they demonstrated against a Bureau of Land Management land auction held at the Siena, according to Reno Police.

Officers responded to a protest held in the area of Lake and Mill streets at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday. Security had asked the protesters to leave, Officer Tim Broadway said in a statement.

Police worked with organizers to create a safe zone on Lake Street between Mill and First to continue the protest, according to Broadway.

Only one person was arrested for trespassing after he refused to sign a citation, the statement reads. One other person was cited and released.

The protest was planned to oppose the auction of about 115 square miles of land in the Big Smoky Valley and any fracking of public land, according to the Center for Biological Diversity.

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