Rough and illegal arrests as activists blockade FERC for 3ed day in row

On the 5th of November, fracking and gas export protesters returned to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for the 3ed day in a row. Again protesters set multiple sequential blockades of the driveway. During one of the driveway blockades, Federal Protective Service cops wearing Homeland Security markings arrested protesters who were attempting to comply with the 3ed warning to disperse. During another they used excessive force, tackling seated activists to break up an arm-locked blockade line. There was even an arrest of a protester sitting on a bench not engaged in civil disobediance.

Video of 3ed day of FERC blockades including arrests of protesters attempting to comply with 3ed warning and cops tackling seated, arm-locked protesters


Cops tackle seated, arm-locked protesters in FERC’s driveway

The driveway blockade minutes earlier

Closing down 1st st NE when the driveway got too hot

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