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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tar Sands Action Protests In Washington, D.C., Arrests (PHOTOS) Day 1


Day 1 (August 20th) Keystone XL Tar Sands Action Protests In Washington, D.C., Arrests (PHOTOS)

Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Photo Credit: Josh Lopez


Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Photo by Amy Dewan

Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood


Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood


Police give first warning.
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Corina Torgeson- First Arrest. Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood 




Bill McKibben getting arrested. Photo by Milan Ilnyckyj



Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Gus Speth, Founder of NRDC, being arrested.
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood







Photo Credit: Steve Liptay

Photo Credit: Steven Liptay

Photo Credit: Steve Liptay

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Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org,  being arrested. Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Rev. Jim Antal, Minister and President of the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ being arrested.
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Mike Tidwell, Founder of Chesapeake Climate Action Network, being arrested.
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Lt. Dan Choi, hero of the Don't Ask Don't Tell movement, being arrested.
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood





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After the first day, Tar Sands Action is looking for volunteers. There are many potential volunteer roles available including: direct support providing water and other aid at the sit-in, food preparation, jail support, transportation, set up and clean up, and help taking photos or video.
They are in particular looking for: people with experience with civil disobedience and direct actions - particularly legal support - and event planners. Volunteer sign-up.

And of course, if you want to join in on the sit-in, please sign-up here.

CLICK TO READ ALL POSTS ON THE TAR SANDS ACTION PROTEST





1 comments:

Anonymous said...

Power to the people!!!

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