Monday, June 26, 2017

Hard to find a rock to stand on in South Louisiana

Protesters against the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline are setting up a camp anyway on whatever kind of ground they can find. They aren't saying where just yet.
The protest group is modeling their new camp after the one established near the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North Dakota, said Cherri Foytlin, with Bold Louisiana, an environmental advocacy group. The camp opened Saturday in Louisiana along the route of the proposed pipeline. Protesters are not disclosing the exact location of the camp.
Let's hope they are careful. These rural Louisiana Sheriffs don't have the best of reputations when it comes to protecting the civil liberties (or the lives, frankly) of individuals within their jurisdictions.  They don't need any reason to feel emboldened. Or any outside help for that matter.

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