February 14, 2013

VIDEO: 48 White House Arrests in Buildup to #ForwardOnClimate Rally

Yesterday a roster of 48 protesters, including climate scientist James Hansen, actor Daryl Hannah, civil rights leader Julian Bond, youth activist leader Maura Cowley, and environmental advocate Robert Kennedy Jr, were arrested on Wednesday after handcuffing themselves to the gates of the White House to demand that Barack Obama shut down the Keystone XL pipeline project.

The protests, while entirely orderly, delivered a dope reminder to President Obama the morning after his State Of The Union address on the enormous political challenges ahead as he tries to make good on his promise to act on climate change.

If you would like to take part in this Sunday's #ForwardOnClimate Rally, RSVP here.