01 Aug '11, 8pm

The Bidder 70 26: The Catalyst That Will Ignite The Climate Movement

The Bidder 70 26: The Catalyst That Will Ignite The Climate Movement

Wanting to show support for Tim and derision for the judge, 30 to 40 people locked themselves together with zip ties in a large circle in the intersection in front of the courthouse. Police refused to arrest them on the courthouse steps, so protesters escalated by obstructing rush hour traffic , including the light rail train. Said Flora Bernard, “This is our way to stand with Tim, to honor his his sacrifice. We will show that we are unafraid and undeterred by threats from a corrupt justice system, by getting arrested.” In the end, 26 people - 13 men and 13 women, old, young, some with children - were hauled off to the Salt Lake County jail in a bus , one holding a “Bidder 70” sign against the window as it drove off. As the news of Tim's sentencing reverberates around the country, the discussion has finally started: Where does civil disobedience fit into this movement? For...

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