27 Aug '11, 12am

McKibben: Arrested at the White House: Acting as a living tribute to Martin Luther King | Energy Bulletin

McKibben: Arrested at the White House: Acting as a living tribute to Martin Luther King | Energy Bulletin

I didn’t think it was possible, but my admiration for Martin Luther King, Jr., grew even stronger these past days. As I headed to jail as part of the first wave of what is turning into the biggest civil disobedience action in the environmental movement for many years, I had the vague idea that I would write something. Not an epic like King's “Letter from a Birmingham Jail, ” but at least, you know, a blog post. Or a tweet. But frankly, I wasn’t up to it. The police, surprised by how many people turned out on the first day of two weeks of protests at the White House, decided to teach us a lesson. As they told our legal team, they wanted to deter anyone else from coming -- and so with our first crew they were… kind of harsh. We spent three days in D.C.’s Central Cell Block, which is exactly as much fun as it sounds like it might be. You lie on a metal rack with no mattress o...

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