August 22, 2011

Tar Sands Action Update: Joy and Resolve

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Want to know what a movement looks like? Look no further than the Tar Sands Action which kicked off this weekend.

The powerful start to this two-week action saw more than 150 people stand up and face arrest over the last three days to demand President Obama reject the Keystone XL pipeline.

On Saturday night, protest organizer Bill McKibben sent a message from jail: “The only thing we need in here is more company. We don’t need your sympathy, we need your company.” It’s not too late to join the action, sign up here: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/youth-sign-up/

Take a look at some of the awesome photos and video from this weekend below, and check out www.tarsandsaction.org and #noKXL on twitter for live updates on the action!

Dan Cannon, Hanna Mitchell, Peter Roquemore, Rachel Aitkens and Kate Kroll Sit-In Against Tar Sands and Keystone XL in Front of the White House
Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Tar Sands Action
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Bill Mckibben Arrested in Front of the White House
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

Dan Cannon is Taken for Processing and Arrest for the Fight Against Tar Sands
Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Christine Irvine Arrested in Front of the White House
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

James Phillips, Ezekiel Perkins and Peter Roquemore Ban Together As the Masses Thin and Fill the Police Wagons
Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

Media, Tourists, and Onlookers Alike Were Barred From Entering the Protest Area by Threat of Arrest and Physical Barriers
Photo Credit: Josh Lopez

The Sit In Begins
Photo Credit: Shadia Fayne Wood

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