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First Energy held its annual shareholder meeting in Morgantown Tuesday, surrounded by more than 100 protesters.

Environmentalists and union workers held signs and chanted in front of the Waterfront Place Hotel Tuesday morning.

Some of the protestors disagree with First Energy's proposed sale of the Harrison Power Station from one of its subsidiaries to another.

"It's what we call a corporate shell game. It's a paper transfer, but what it's going to do if it goes through is it's going to suck one billion dollars out of West Virginia electric company, electric customers and pump it into Ohio shareholders of First Energy and we think that is wrong," said Jim Sconyers of the West Virginia Sierra Club.

Sconyers said the meeting wrapped up within 20 minutes.

Union members were there to protest contract negotiations with First Energy.