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VIDEO: Tar Sands Protesters Arrested Outside The White House

By Zaid Jilani on August 22, 2011 at 3:00 pm

"VIDEO: Tar Sands Protesters Arrested Outside The White House"

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Over the weekend, 110 people were arrested outside the White House, including climate author Bill McKibben, protesting a proposed expansion of a major oil pipeline. Today, dozens more protesters sat down on the sidewalk in front of the White House and refused to move. Police moved in to arrest 52 demonstrators, and many onlookers shouted “Thank you!” to those committing these acts of civil disobedience. ThinkProgress was at the scene:

Update

All 52 of those arrested today have been released from jail.

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