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Tuesday, 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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PHOTOS: Protect San Francisco Peaks Protests in Progress Aug. 9, 2011

Protest today to protect sacred San Francisco Peaks! Protest now at High Desert Investment Company in Flagstaff, Arizona. There's no stopping 'em! One arrest on Friday, six arrests on Sunday and 10 arrests on Monday! Thanks to Youths of the Peaks for the photos for Censored News! In these photos is Klee Benally, Navajo, who was arrested Sunday. Eye witnesses said Flagstaff police targeted Protect the Peaks organizers and dragged them off the sidewalk to arrest them.
Photo Indigenous Action 2011
According to Flagstaff's corporate newspaper, Arizona Daily Sun, the Snowbowl was cleared in May to construct new ski runs, which includes clearcut logging for a summer hiking trail and to combine two parking lots.The Flagstaff business High Desert Investment Company is logging the area, resulting in the clearcutting of grandmother, old growth trees on sacred San Francisco Peaks.
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