07 Nov '11, 2am

12,000 Tar Sands Protesters Wrap White House in Human Chain

12,000 Tar Sands Protesters Wrap White House in Human Chain

Josh Lopez, Tar Sands Action via Flickr /CC BY 2.0 Thousands of concerned citizens from across the U.S. and Canada descended on the White House today. They were gathered to protest the Keystone XL, the pipeline that would, as any reader of these pages will know, transport uniquely dirty tar sands oil 1,700 miles across the United States. A rally began at 1:30 pm in Lafayette Square, the park across from 1600 Pennsylvania. Activists, politicians, and celebrities took to the makeshift stage to denounce the proposed pipeline. Then, around an hour later, an estimated 12,000 people completely encircled the White House, joining hands to form a human chain. The aim was to further raise the profile of the controversial pipeline, and to appeal to Obama -- often using his very own rhetoric -- to deny the proposal. The tactics were aimed squarely at the president because Obama has st...

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