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Dozens arrested in Washington state environmental protest (part of Break Free 2016 12-day campaign)
Reuters on Yahoo News ^ | 5/15/16 | Kevin Murphy

Posted on 05/15/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

(Reuters) - Dozens of people were arrested in Washington state on Sunday, two days after protesters set up a blockade on railroad tracks leading to a pair of oil refineries as part of a global protest over dependence on fossil fuels, authorities said.

The protesters, camping out on BNSF Railway [BNISF.UL] tracks at Anacortes, Washington, about 70 miles (113 km) north of Seattle, refused police orders to disperse, said Katie McCulloch, a spokesman for the Skagit County Department of Emergency Management.

All of the 52 protesters under arrest were charged with trespassing, while one person was also charged with resisting arrest, according a statement on the department’s website. No injuries were reported.

Billed as Break Free 2016, the protests on six continents are part of a 12-day campaign to call attention to climate change and to demand a transition to clean energy, according to the organization’s website.

"Break Free is about pressuring the system so we get the change we need, but it's also about imagining an alternative," said Ahmed Gaya, an organizer for Break Free Pacific Northwest.

(Excerpt) Read more at yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: arrested; breakfree; dozens; environmental; protest; washington
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Doesn't Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway own BNSF? hmmm... Break Free? hmm...
1 posted on 05/15/2016 3:21:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Paid protesters most likely - usually advertise in local papers with wage and bail info.


2 posted on 05/15/2016 3:23:23 PM PDT by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Stick them all in a cave and have them light their farts for heat and light.


3 posted on 05/15/2016 3:27:00 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (Fear is the mind killer.)
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To: headstamp 2

We’ll need to pass a federal bean relief act.. or they’ll claim discrimination .. ;-}


4 posted on 05/15/2016 3:28:54 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (SEMPER FI!! - Monthly Donors Rock!!)
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http://breakfreepnw.org/

They hate fossil fuels.


5 posted on 05/15/2016 3:31:34 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (SEMPER FI!! - Monthly Donors Rock!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Ahmed Gaya,...Could he be a 7th Century savage?


6 posted on 05/15/2016 3:35:51 PM PDT by Safetgiver (Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They should hold them for the maximum 48 hours, and make them lose a few days pay. I guess I should add the disclaimer “if they even work for a living”.


7 posted on 05/15/2016 3:44:28 PM PDT by Glad2bnuts (ROP.....Religion Of Peace, PTB......Powers That Be)
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To: NormsRevenge

From the comments section:

“Diane 43 minutes ago

I live in the area. Guess how these protesters got to the tracks...Right! In automobile that use gas and oil.”

That was my first thought.

Back in the ‘90 I worked with one of these types, who bragged how she took part in closing the entrance to a nuclear plant in the name of anti-fossil fuels.

I asked her how she and her friends got up there and she replied “By car.” I asked her if she saw the irony in that answer. “No.”


8 posted on 05/15/2016 4:03:08 PM PDT by Oatka (Beware of an old man in a profession where men usually die young.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Hubby and I saw video on the local news last night. He sat thru the video and had a running commentary on all of the things that the protestors were wearing or using that were made with petroleum/oil.

The Left is an Irony Free Zone.

9 posted on 05/15/2016 4:37:36 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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Like those fools in WA who paddled out in their plastic kayaks wearing their GoreTex outfits to protest the Shell Oil rig being moved to Alaska.


10 posted on 05/15/2016 4:40:43 PM PDT by Chuckster ("Them Rag Heads just ain't rational" Curly Bartley 1973)
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To: NormsRevenge

It takes a special kind of stupid to pitch a tent on the tracks.


11 posted on 05/15/2016 4:42:20 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Being a person is getting too complicated. Time to be a unicorn.)
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Anyone take a pic of the parking lot as the community agitators were returning to their climate controlled dwellings?


12 posted on 05/15/2016 5:04:53 PM PDT by Libloather (Embrace the suck.)
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To: Oatka
...[she] bragged how she took part in closing the entrance to a nuclear plant in the name of anti-fossil fuels"

Leaving aside that a nuclear plant does not burn coal or other hydrocarbon fuels. And the stupidly called "fossil fuels" - as if fossils, which are former living things, dead, buried and turned to stone, could ever be used as a fuel!

13 posted on 05/15/2016 5:11:25 PM PDT by captain_dave
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You are correct re “fossil fuels,” but it is almost a religion to some. It is petroleum, plain and simple.


14 posted on 05/15/2016 7:01:46 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I yearn for the old days, when railroads hired goons to beat the brakes off of anyone who interfered.


15 posted on 05/15/2016 7:06:51 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Chuck Norris finally met his match in Donald Trump.)
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To: DennisR; captain_dave
fossil fuels

Petroleum geologists use tiny ancient "microfossils" to find oil. The study of tiny ancient fossils is called micropaleontology.

I doubt that they're "stupid".

16 posted on 05/15/2016 7:10:25 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Trump: A Bull in a RINO closet.)
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To: captain_dave
Leaving aside that a nuclear plant does not burn coal or other hydrocarbon fuels. And the stupidly called "fossil fuels" - as if fossils, which are former living things, dead, buried and turned to stone, could ever be used as a fuel!

Yeah, that's what got me as well, although, as usual, I didn't think of that until later. Don't think it would have made much difference to her though.

She also went to some Jesse Jackson rally (she's white) and said that when a guy came around asking for donations to Jesse, she chipped in her last $20. I asked her how did she know it was for Jesse and not just some dude milking the crowd. A look of "I've been had!" came over her but she didn't say anything.

17 posted on 05/15/2016 7:20:00 PM PDT by Oatka (Beware of an old man in a profession where men usually die young.)
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To: Chuckster

Same I people. They had a bunch of kayaks here too. I heard they were taken to Federal Detention in Seattle.


18 posted on 05/15/2016 7:52:35 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes Warren Buffett.
http://www.goskagit.com/skagit/break-free-protests-continue-on-land-water-after-train-blockade/article_c5cb72b1-600c-53e3-8b48-75f1c3f5ff58.html

Pictures are here.
My brother works at one of these refineries.


19 posted on 05/15/2016 8:00:26 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: NormsRevenge

Find the cars they drove to the protest and drain the fuel tanks. See how much they hate fossil fuels then.


20 posted on 05/15/2016 8:24:24 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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