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YES! Video: 52 Arrests as Protesters Break Free from Fossil Fuels

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Washington’s environmentalists again proved a willingness to lay their bodies on the line to end the extraction of fossil fuels. More than 50 activists were arrested on May 15 while blocking a railway used to transport crude oil to refineries in Anacortes, Washington. The protest, which included as many as 200 activists, established an overnight encampment on the railroad tracks blocking any train deliveries to the Shell and Tesoro refineries. Their efforts were part of Break Free, a global movement organized by environmental nonprofit 350.org that also temporarily shut down the largest open-cast coal mine in the U.K., demanded the cancellation of a proposed 600-megawatt coal power plant in the Philippines, brought the world’s largest coal port to a standstill in Australia, and disrupted an auction of public land for oil and gas drilling in Colorado. Produced by Catherina Savattere for YES! Magazine See more at www.yesmagazine.org