Climate Activists Arrested After Blocking Railroad Tracks To Oil Refineries

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Environmental protest in Anacortes, Wash. KIRO-TV_2 Environmental protest in Anacortes, Wash. KIRO-TV

By Red Power Media, Staff, May 16, 2016

52 Climate Activists Arrested After Railroad Tracks Shutdown

Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown.

According toNewsmax.com, climate activists were arrested in Skagit County for trespassing on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe tracks leading to oil refineries. The activists camped out on the tracks and one was charged with resisting arrest.

“We believe strongly that the only thing that historically and consistently brought about the kind of social change of the rapid pace that we need to confront the threat of climate change is mass disobedient movements,” said Ahmed Gaya, a BreakFreePNW organizer.

Environmental protest in Anacortes, Wash. KIRO-TV Environmental protest in Anacortes, Wash. KIRO-TV

KING-TV reports about 2,000 protesters came together near Anacortes to try to prevent oil from being transported to the state’s refineries on land…

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