Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Democrat

Pipeline protest results in arrests Sunday

See also

An environmental protest of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline extension resulted in arrests in D.C. on Sunday. The protest began at Georgetown University and marched through Washington D.C. to arrive at the White House. There activists staged a symbolic oil spill while others tied themselves to the White House fence.

Estimates say that nearly 1,000 people were involved in the protest with several hundred arrested. Arrests were made due to protesters tying themselves to the White House fence as instructed not to and "blocking the sidewalk." While protesting may be a constitutionally protected right, apparently any method of making a protest effective is still grounds for arrest.

The protesters were, by all reports, orderly and in good spirits. They erupted into cheers upon learning that their activities would soon lead to arrest. That is, after all, the only way a protest will make the news these days.



  • Gaza school shelled
    Israeli airstrikes topple a school in Gaza suspected of housing rockets; dozens killed
  • Ebola outbreak
    An American with Ebola virus died shortly after boarding three planes
    World News
  • Why dogs smell butts
    Researchers figure out why dogs like to smell each other's butts
  • Time to stop tanning
    The surgeon general advises us not to tan as melanoma cases are on the rise
    Health News
  • Zimmerman lands dream job
    George Zimmerman lands his dream job as a security guard at a gun/motorcycle shop
  • 10 smartest states
    Here are the 10 most educated states in the U.S., did yours make the cut?
    US News