Tar Sands Action: 15-Day White House Protest Ends With 1,252 Total Arrests

The protest against the Keystone XL pipeline, which would carry tar sands oil from Canada to the Gulf Coast, ended on Saturday with 243 people being arrested after participating in a sit-in at the White House. Over the 15 days of the protest, police arrested 1,252 people who protested, surpassing Tar Sand Action’s goal of 1,000 arrests. Also on Saturday, the Sierra Club,, and Interfaith Power and Light held a separate rally where Bill McKibben, founder of, said Tar Sands Action organizers soon will be announcing the second phase of action protesting the Keystone XL pipeline. After the rally, 1,200 people formed a human pipeline that they then dismantled. Here is an image from Tar Sands Action:

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