Breaking: Two Arrested for Blocking Tar Sands “Megaloads” in Idaho


News from Moscow, Idaho: two arrested blockading ExxonMobil’s megaload trucks with tar sands equipment bound for Alberta.

Early News: More Protesters Arrested for Blocking Tar Sands “Megaloads” in Moscow, Idaho

PRELIMINARY NEWS RELEASE

March 5, 2012

Four remarkably brave activists eluded the barricades and put their bodies between enormous Alberta tar sands upgrader parts and the ecological and climate devastation they will visit on us all.  As three of the last five of 78 ExxonMobil/Imperial Oil megaloads moved through downtown Moscow, Idaho, two protesters were arrested for linking arms and sitting down in Washington Street late Sunday night, March 4.  Police arrested two men but pulled two women to the side and detained and released them when the convoy passed.  The women did not appreciate the discrimination.

Read more: Breaking: Two Arrested for Blocking Tar Sands “Megaloads” in Idaho

(Drawn from a Wild Idaho Rising Tide media release and photos published by Scott Parkin in It’s Getting Hot in Here)

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