07 Nov '11, 4pm

Pipeline protesters encircle the White House

An estimated 10,000 to 12,000 protesters converged on the nation's capitol 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 1,252 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 Sojourner...

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

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