65 Oil Protesters Arrested at White House

Demonstrators oppose 1,700-mile pipeline going from Canada to Texas
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2011 6:04 AM CDT
65 Oil Protesters Arrested at White House
US Park Police officers handcuff and arrest protestors over a proposed pipeline to bring tar sands oil to the US from Canada, in front of the White House in Washington yesterday.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Two weeks of anti-oil protests at the White House kicked off with 65 arrests yesterday, reports the AP. Top on the protesters' agenda is getting President Barack Obama to kill the permit for a 1,700-mile pipeline through Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas to refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. That was the most arrests at a White House protest since an anti-war protest in March that saw more than 100 taken in. (Read more White House stories.)

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