Civil disobedience action against tar sands reach over 1,000 arrested

…and counting!

Tar Sands Action posted this statement today:

Indigenous Leaders and author Naomi Klein Join Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline Protest

“This Saturday, the first Tar Sands Action will conclude with a final sit-in at the White House. The sit-in will convene at the normal time, 10 AM at Lafayette Square Park, just in front of the White House.

We expect Saturday’s sit-in to be the largest yet. Because of our increased size, arrests have been taking several hours, and the sit-in should last until late afternoon – perhaps as late as 4 pm. Please come prepared for a long stay in the sun.

Also on Saturday, the Sierra Club, and Interfaith Power and Light will be leading a rally against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline at Lafayette Square Park that begins at 12 Noon.

This rally is organized separately from the sit-in, and is open to anyone who wants to send a message to President Obama about Keystone XL – if you cannot risk arrest, or have already been arrested once in this action, this is your opportunity to step up and get involved.

The rally will feature Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, and Michael Marx with music from Joe Uehlein. We will be composing aerial art with our bodies, coodinated by Daniel Dancer – please bring a black shirt and a water bottle for this part of the rally.

See you tomorrow!”

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