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Saturday, September 3, 2011

Tar Sands White House Protest ends: 1,252 arrests in two weeks


Tar Sands White House Protest concludes, a movement is born
Two weeks of arrests in front  of the White House concluded today with a total of 1,252 arrests
By Tar Sands Action
Photos by Milan Ilnyckyj
WASHINGTON– The largest environmental civil disobedience in decades concluded at the White House this morning with organizers pledging to escalate a nationwide campaign to push President Obama to deny the permit for a new tar sands oil pipeline.
“Given yesterday’s baffling cave on ozone standards, the need for a fighting environmental movement has never been more clear,” said Bill McKibben, who spearheaded the protest. “That movement is being born right here in front of the White House and reverberating around the country.” Read more: http://www.tarsandsaction.org


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