Dozens Arrested In Climate Protests, Oil Train Blockades
Over the weekend, activists blockaded railroads in crude-oil hubs from Anacortes, Washington to Albany, New York. In the Pacific Northwest, police arrested 52 people at a protest campsite that disrupted BNSF Railway shipments from Friday until Sunday afternoon. And in upstate New York, protesters camped on railroad tracks at the Port of Albany, a major corridor for shipments of oil from North Dakota’s Bakken shale region. The campaign included events in Chicago, Los Angeles and Colorado, as well as in several other countries, from Brazil to Nigeria.
Marla Marcum, co-founder of the Climate Disobedience Center, who helped organize the Albany protest, speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young.
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