8K Protesters Ring White House

They demonstrate against Keystone XL pipeline proposal
By Mark Russell,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 7, 2011 3:22 AM CST
Pipeline Protesters Encircle White House
Demonstrators march with a replica of a pipeline during a protest to demand a stop to the Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline outside the White House yesterday.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

More than 8,000 environmental activists descended on the White House yesterday, forming a human chain to protest a 1,700-mile pipeline that TransCanada Corp. wants to build through six states, from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Unlike August's protests, when 1,200 were arrested, there were no busts. President Obama was not in the White House when the building was encircled, reports the Wall Street Journal. The State Department has said it will decide on the Keystone XL pipeline by the end of the year. (More TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline stories.)

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