Activists Vow to Continue “BLOCKING TRAINS” Shipping Fracking Sands to North Dakota Oil Fields – Following Para-Military Raid Last Week
Olympia, WA November 22, 2016:
A train transporting fracking proppants to the Bakken Basin in North Dakota, the source of oil for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) and explosive Bakken oil trains, was prevented from leaving the Port of Olympia for almost 7 days before mass police repression dispersed a blockade in downtown Olympia, WA. The action began on Friday, Nov. 11th, when activists got word a train shipping fracking proppants was set to depart. People immediately mobilized and confronted the train—forcing it to reverse direction back into the port.
Protesters assembled an encampment, complete with tents, seating arrangements, food, music and a dishwashing station on the tracks at the edge of downtown Olympia. Other physical barricades to complement the encampment were constructed along the tracks to shut…
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