Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

August 9, 2011

Protect the Peaks: City Hall Protest: Unstoppable after 17 Arrests!

By Brenda Norrell
Censored News

Photo: Youths of the Peaks

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Defenders of San Francisco Peaks protested outside Flagstaff City Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011. San Francisco Peaks are sacred to 13 area Indian Nations who gather healing plants and conduct ceremonies there.
The Snowbowl ski resort plans to use recycled waste water to make snow for tourists. Already the mountain is being clearcut for new Snowbowl development and the sewage water pipeline.
During this week of action, there have been 17 arrests. One arrest at Friday's protest, six arrests during a peaceful march on Sunday and ten on Monday during a lockdown on Snowbowl Road, where the pipeline is going in.
During Sunday's arrest, marchers said organizers were targeted by Flagstaff police and dragged into the street and arrested.
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