ST. CHARLES, Mo. ( – A group of activists blocked an entrance to Boeing’s St. Charles facility Monday morning.

The group blocked the entrance to Boeing’s defense facility to protest "major companies supporting foreign weapon exchange to Syria," one of the activists posted on Facebook.

A release sent to News 4 stated the action was taken to show solidarity with the people of Yemen.

Police arrested two protesters, Emma Howell and Phillip Flagg, during the incident.

Around 6 a.m., multiple police officers were seen near the van. St. Charles City police told News 4 they were not calling the action a "protest" at this point.

Around 6:40 a.m., Skyzoom4 was over the area and saw one person underneath the bus as police surrounded it. News 4's Justin Andrews was also on the scene and noted that there was also one person on the bus.

Tactical unit just arrived. 2 activists inside school bus in front of entrance to @Boeing’s defense facility in St. Charles, stopping work. They say they’re blocking the entrance to protest major companies supporting foreign weapon exchange to Syria. @KMOV— Justin Andrews (@Justin_EAndrews) August 27, 2018

Boeing issued the following statement around 9 a.m. Monday:The St. Charles Police Department and Boeing Security are responding to the activities blocking the entrance and concur there is no safety concern at the site. Operations continue today, and employees are using an alternate entrance to the facility.The bus was towed away from the entrance before noon.

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