Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff's Office arrested two women and five men who illegally trespassed on private property in protest of the Keystone XL pipeline Tuesday morning.

"Doing nothing is a greater risk than taking action," said Ron Seifert, the protest facilitator.

Seifert facilitates protests of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Work began on part of the project earlier this month.

This portion is set to stretch from Oklahama to the Gulf Coast.

For protesters, the pipeline is taking away from their way of life.

"Thousands of acres of private land are being taken by this corporation," Seifert said. "I mean, these are people's homes that are being taken, that are being expropriated, that are being stolen from them."

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