Photo by Shadia Fayne Wood
Bill McKibben passed along this statement from jail through the Tar Sands Action legal support team:
“Hello everyone! We don’t need sympathy, we need company. It’s clear to us that police were hoping to deter this action, and it’s equally clear to us the opposite will be the result.
I’m looking forward to seeing everybody over the next 2 weeks. It has been a little hot here in central cell block, but not as hot as it will be if we don’t stop this project. People here have been in good spirits, and there has been a great deal of learning. We are thinking ahead to this weekend to share stories about Dr King and freedom movement.
Even though uncomfortable, this experience has given us a greater sense of that part of history. Come on in, the water is fine.”
If you’re looking to jump in to the water, sign up here: http://www.tarsandsaction.org/sign-up/
We expect that the 45 protestors who remain in jail from Saturday’s demonstration will be released early Monday afternoon.