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Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:25 PM

Keystone XL protesters arrested outside White House

Source: CBC

48 arrested outside White House, including leading American environmentalists

Several leading American environmentalists were among 48 people arrested outside the White House on Wednesday as they protested TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline, a flashpoint for the U.S. climate change movement.

After the activists gathered outside the White House's northernmost wrought-iron fence, along a stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue where protests are prohibited, police began their methodical arrests as supporters chanted: "Hey, Obama, we don't want no climate drama."

Among those arrested were Michael Brune, the executive director of the Sierra Club; James E. Hansen, a prominent climate scientist; Bill McKibben, a vocal anti-Keystone XL activist; and environmental lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

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Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/02/13/pol-cp-keystone-protest-white-house-environmentalists-arrested.html

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arikara Feb 2013 OP
Petrushka Feb 2013 #1
lonestarnot Feb 2013 #2
KoKo Feb 2013 #3
Phillip McCleod Feb 2013 #4
riverbendviewgal Feb 2013 #5
Amonester Feb 2013 #7
arikara Feb 2013 #9
sasha031 Feb 2013 #6
Pterodactyl Feb 2013 #12
blkmusclmachine Feb 2013 #8
ted08721 Feb 2013 #10
arikara Feb 2013 #11

Response to arikara (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:33 PM

1. . . .

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:50 PM

2. K & R!

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 10:54 PM

3. sigh...K&R

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:12 PM

4. this should not be necessary.

 

absurd.

we voted for the president, now we have to hold him accountable. it's our responsibility.

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:32 PM

5. The Canadians I know don't want this pipeline

The tarsands that this pipeline is for are the worst polluter in North America

It is all about money, my friends. My prime Minister is owned by the oil and gas guys.

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 12:15 AM

7. And the sad thing is, the Chinese new capitalists will get it one way or another.

They don't care from which port it will come.

They know they will get it because they can pay whatever it costs.


2045 Smells Like Venus

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:11 AM

9. I think our chairman

is owned by the Chinese even more than the oil and gas guys. No matter, there will be a major revolt if he tries pipelining the tar across BC.

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 11:40 PM

6. Bobby Kennedy was among the people arrested

this pisses me off.....

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Response to sasha031 (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 09:58 PM

12. I know. That jerk!

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:04 AM

8. Chains You Can Believe In!

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Response to arikara (Original post)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 11:45 AM

10. Pictures White House Keystone Pipeline

I was at the White House yesterday;as a activist for all worthy causes and photo enthusiast I document events I take part in.
Link to pics Sand Tars White House

http://photobyted.smugmug.com/EnvironmentalIssues/White-House-Arrests-Tar-Sands/27997680_htKXcv#!i=2364352267&k=vCB5wFb

I did miss shots of the actual arrests because I was also attending another event at the White House with fellow peace activists taking part in a Ash Wednesday ashes and prayer service for the repentance of our country's war making.

http://photobyted.smugmug.com/Spirituality/Ash-Wednesday-At-The-White/28000614_S5cDSt#!i=2364494369&k=Js5pjCM

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Response to ted08721 (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 14, 2013, 01:38 PM

11. Thanks for being there

thanks for the pics, and welcome to DU!

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