Day 28: #NoKXL
We are only a few days away from an entire month defending the Tree Blockade in Winnsboro, TX. We’ve grown leaps and bounds since launching the blockade, so we wanted to take a moment to provide some background.
On September 24th ten blockaders climbed into a Tree Village built to blockade construction of the Keystone XL. This included a 30ft x 100ft long Wall and several platforms in the trees. http://tarsandsblockade.org/tree-sit-launch/
On September 25th TransCanada and their paid enforcers choked, pepper-sprayed and tasered Benjamin Franklin and Shannon Beebe after they locked to a machine to protect their friends. http://tarsandsblockade.org/transcanada-torture/
On October 1st Alejandro de la Torre locked himself to the ground to protect a family farm. http://tarsandsblockade.org/7th-action/
On October 2nd Maggie Gorry climbed up a 40-ft pole and prevented Keystone XL construction from continuing around the blockade for 2 days.http://tarsandsblockade.org/maggie/
On October 5th several dozen national organizations from several movements signed an open letter in solidarity with the blockade.http://tarsandsblockade.org/opensupportletter/
On October 15th we held our largest action yet with almost 60 people taking back land stolen by TransCanada to re-supply those of us in the trees.http://tarsandsblockade.org/9th-action/