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Protesters arrested after blocking BNSF oil train

(Source: Associated Press, September 2, 2014)

SEATTLE Five people have been arrested after blocking railroad tracks at a BNSF Railway yard in Everett, Washington. The group Rising Tide Seattle erected a tripod of poles over the tracks with a woman perched on top. Others were locked to the legs of the tripod. A sign on the tripod said: "Cut Oil Trains Not Conductors," an apparent reference to a deal negotiated by BNSF and a union to allow the railroad to run some freight trains with only an engineer on board.

Full story: Lincoln Journal Star

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

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