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22 Arrested During Keystone Protest

Environment  (tags: KXL protest, Chicago, arrests, police, Credo, activists, environmentalists )

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Twenty-two environmental activists who staged a sit-in to protest the expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline were arrested as part of a planned protest this morning outside the State Department offices in the Loop, police said.

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Angelika R. (145)
Monday June 17, 2013, 3:58 pm
Watch video of peaceful protest.
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JL A. (287)
Monday June 17, 2013, 4:11 pm
Sounds as if there was a selective process identifying who would be in this protest relative to their voice and likelihood of being heard.

Arielle S. (316)
Monday June 17, 2013, 6:01 pm
This is going to be where the rubber meets the determined are protestors? Will we have the courage and determination to see this thru? I surely hope so...

Helen Porter (39)
Monday June 17, 2013, 11:31 pm
Brave souls.

Those to be pitied are those who have no cause worth being arrested for, and no inspiration to conquer

Valiant heros are those who overcome their fear. Those who overcome their fear are those who love.

Those who love are to be admired and not pitied.

greenplanet e. (157)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 6:29 pm
That takes courage. What are the real crimes?

"President Barack Obama is under pressure from environmental groups to veto the NORTHERN section of the proposed $5.3 billion pipeline, which would take crude from the Alberta tar sands in Western Canada to refineries in Texas.

77 West Jackson Boulevard, Chicago, IL 60604, USA

Obama is expected to make a decision on the pipeline late this year. The southern half of the pipeline, from Texas to Oklahoma, is more than halfway built. The northern section needs State Department approval because it crosses an international border."

Only the northern section under dispute?

Melody Long (1)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 8:29 pm
Shared and noted, thanks.

Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9:53 pm
All looked to be a Peaceful Protest! Shouldn't have been any problems.
Thank You

Jerry B. (123)
Tuesday June 18, 2013, 9:57 pm
Noted, hope this all falls throw..thanks Angelika!

Irene S. (69)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 2:16 am
I hope they get financial and judical support!

paul m. (93)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 2:36 am


Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:01 am
Kind of miss the point of the 22 being arrested - "Mondayís protest was particularly significant since most of the activists who walked to the State Departmentís Chicago office and got arrested were former Obama campaign staff, donors, and volunteers."

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:31 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 5:39 am
These protesters are heroes not criminals.

Frances Darcy (228)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 6:17 am
Thanks for the article

Jo S. (606)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 10:33 am
Bravo to the protesters!
Noted & shared.
Thanks Anjie

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 19, 2013, 4:56 pm
Those who can join the blockaders and the protesters should do so. Those who aren't able should support those that can.

Jason R. (72)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 9:49 am

Angelika R. (145)
Thursday June 20, 2013, 1:45 pm
watch Jason's link please! The history of 37 years of oil spills

Laurie H. (808)
Friday June 21, 2013, 9:07 pm
These wonderful & brave protesters are to be commended for what they're doing, speaking out against a disaster in the making! I send them a BILLION stars each along with much support & appreciation. Thanks Angelika!~

Henriette Matthijn (149)
Friday June 21, 2013, 10:56 pm
I agree with Laurie H comment. Thanks Angie.
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