This was a protest in April of 2011 at the Department of the Interior in D.C. We were there to try to prevent “business as usual” from happening when it comes to coal and deep oil gulf contracts. So, a large group brought in a huge a marching band and about 200 of us into the lobby during the Powershift 2011 protest march in conjunction with Red Tide, a gulf restoration and preservation movement. It was very loud, and eventually I think 11 were arrested for refusing to leave from the sit in. Many speakers, many great things said, and many voices that were never heard before were heard. No press coverage sadly - and that’s a real shame, showing how little this media giant really cares about the pressing local health issues caused by big oil and big coal. Anyway, that’s me with my hand over my eyes in the sunglasses and helmet.
Photo by Matt Wyatt