07 Nov '11, 10am

Over 10,000 people encircled the White House to urge President Obama to block Keystone XL #nokxl

An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 protesters converged on the nation's capital Sunday to press President Obama to block construction of the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline, which would transport tar sands oil from Canada to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. The rally, which culminated in a human ring encircling the White House, was a sequel to August's civil disobedience campaign, during which 1252 protesters were arrested . By 1 p.m., throngs of ralliers -- wearing bright orange vests emblazoned with the words "STOP the Pipeline" -- were already congregating at Lafayette Square Park across from the White House. Protesters from across the country and Canada waved signs opposing Keystone XL and chanted: "Hey Obama, we don't want no climate drama!" "Our dependence on fossil fuel is like a cultural addiction to harmful substances," said Jim Wallis, president and CEO of Sojourners...

Full article: http://www.grist.org/article/2011-11-06-pipeline-proteste...

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