The Keystone XL Protest You Weren’t Mean to See

Pic: Casey J. Aldridge (C)

Pic: Casey J. Aldridge (C)

In a mass act of civil disobedience, hundreds of students attempted to chain themselves to the White House fence to protest Keystone XL. Many were arrested, but the mainstream media was MIA.

Via addicting Information:

Hundreds of college students marched through Georgetown and up Pennsylvania Ave. on Sunday, then tied themselves to the White House fence. They were protesting the Keystone XL pipeline and its dark threat to their futures. The group was prepared for 500 activists to be arrested. It could well turn out to be the largest act of civil disobedience by students during the Obama administration. Estimates of the size of the crowd reached as high as 1,000.

The protesters spread a 40 × 60-foot black plastic banner on the sidewalk and out onto Pennsylvania Ave., in front of the White House. The banner represented an oil spill. Some of the students sat on the ‘spill’  and then staged a ‘die-in’ on its surface while others used plastic ziplocs to fasten their wrists to the fence. When ordered by police to disperse, no one moved, which raised a cheer from the crowd. The action was described by multiple tweets to #XLDissent and through posts on Facebook.

Major media outlets were absent from the scene, however, raising this question: Why doesn’t the media want America to see this major protest? Those who were present were wondering much the same.

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  • kowalityjesus

    hmm! why wouldn’t news agencies owned by 5 mega-conglomerates cover protests about a massive pipeline intended to export tar-sand-oil? do we really need to ask anymore?

    • Thurlow Weed

      Don’t worry. Hilary Clinton will fix all of this mess.

  • alizardx

    answer to why no publicity obvious. who owns the mass media?

    • Rey d’Tutto

      Same folks pushin for the XL Pipeline, evidently.

  • BuzzCoastin

    well the story made it to Disinfo
    so its got that goin for it

  • Ignant Tom

    It’s on every major media news site. CNN, NBC news, New York Times, and even good ol Huffington post. I don’t see a blackout
    blackout.

  • kal98

    we could return to pre -1960 immigration stop all the nonsense we would regain an economy use less and start using bio fuel blends made from say hempoil also use hemp for concrete, sheet rock, building materials, and replace our dwindling forest with a solution! hemp pellets burn 100 times hotter than wood. Bless these students for protesting I just hope the rest of nation wakes up you will not benefit from pipeline but the ponzi scheme at the top will!

    • Jin The Ninja

      when all else fails,
      blame the immigrants!

      burn down the forests and replace them with hemp?
      doesn’t that sort of defeat the purpose of sustainability?

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