Megaload Monitors Arrested Saturday for Obstruction Outside Coeur d’Alene

Wild Idaho Rising Tide community organizer, fellow opposition member refused to give ID to state trooper

Two protesters of the Imperial Oil/ExxonMobil megaload that began its trip from Lewiston late Thursday were arrested outside Coeur d’Alene on U.S. Highway 95 while monitoring the shipment’s progress early Saturday morning.

Helen Yost said she and another woman had been part of a group that was monitoring the load early Saturday when they were arrested by an Idaho State Police trooper.

They were later charged with obstruction and failure to wear seatbelts. Continue reading