400 Students Arrested at White House During Keystone XL Pipeline Protest
1,200 students marched to the White House from Georgetown University to protest the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline; 400 participating youth were arrested in the nonviolent civil disobedience sit-in. It is the largest act of youth civil disobedience in a generation. More than 50 colleges and universities were represented in the XL Dissent protest, putting pressure on President Obama to reject the project that will bring oil from Canada through the U.S. More than 86,000 people have already signed the CREDO pledge to be arrested if necessary to stop the pipeline from being built from Alberta to Nebraska.
By Jordan Moses
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