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Friday, July 6, 2018

LOUISIANA -- Lakota Water Protector Locked Down at Bayou Bridge -- Media Arrested


L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou Bridge 
Friday, July 6, 2018·
Today on his 35th birthday, Mark Tilsen locked-down to stop construction of a key part of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. We have been told that Mark was just extracted and arrested.
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline is being built by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP), the same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. Bayou Bridge would directly connect with the Dakota Access Pipeline system and would bring oil from North Dakota to oil export terminals in Louisiana.
A total of seven people were arrested at today's action, as police targetted all support people on site. Please donate to support our movement and to help us get folks out of jail:

(1 p.m.) Right now Mark Tilsen, an Oglala Lakota water protector is locked-down at a critical construction site for the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in southern Louisiana. All construction at the site has been SHUT DOWN.

When police arrived on the scene they arrested all support people at the site, including those across the street from the action. Those arrested include direct support people, media, and Cherri Foytlin.

A total of six people have been arrested so far, and Mark is still locked-down. We need your help right now to support Mark and to support those who have already been arrested.

CALL the Iberville Parish Sheriff Department and demand the release of those arrested: 225-687-5100

Please DONATE so that we can get folks out of jail:

We also ask that you join in solidarity with those on the frontlines and take part in the #RiseTogether Weeks of Action:

The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would connect to the Dakota Access Pipeline system to bring oil from North Dakota to export terminals in Louisiana.

The pipeline would cut through the Atchafalaya Basin and St. James, a community of color already inundated with toxic fossil fuel infrastructure. A court ruled that Energy Transfer Partners must stop work near St. James and provide the community with an evacuation route. But ETP has ignored the court order and is continuing construction.

#NoBayouiBridge #StopETP #GiveStJamesAwayOut

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