Breaking: Initial Photos Massive Youth Protest #NoKXL

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Below are some initial photographs from the #XLDissent youth protest against the Keystone Pipeline being held today in Washington, DC. More than 1,000 youth activists marched through Washington, DC to the White House. They carried signs opposing the KXL pipeline and saying “We did not vote for KXL” and “Obama: Stop the Pipeline or The PEOPLE Will.”  At the White House they chanted “We are unstoppable, another world is possible.” There was a die-in on an oil spill in front of the White House involving scores of youth, some of whom were arrested.  At the same time, hundreds of youth zip-tied themsevles to the White House fence.  They refused to leave after several police warnings and they began to be arrested.  As each was arrested they shouted support to each other “We love you” they exclaimed.

XL Dissent firsrt arrest by Jenna Pope

XL Dissent firsrt arrest by Jenna Pope

More than 1,000 young people march to the White House, Energy Action Coalition Facebook page,

More than 1,000 young people march to the White House, Energy Action Coalition Facebook page.

XL Dissent More than 1,000 youth activists converge on White House with a message #NoKXL. From @OccupyWallStNYC

XL Dissent More than 1,000 youth activists converge on White House with a message #NoKXL. From @OccupyWallStNYC

Massive die-in from oil spill at the White House. By @JamesFTInternet

Massive die-in from oil spill at the White House. By @JamesFTInternet

Young women from Swarthmore Mountain Justice risking arrest at the White House. You can't see it in this pic: but there are hundreds and hundreds of youth lined up, many zip tied to the gate in an endless wall of solidarity, others forming a human oil spill. Arrests have begun and supporters are chanting "I love you" as they're led into the paddy-wagon. Energy Action Coalition Facebook page.

Young women from Swarthmore Mountain Justice risking arrest at the White House. You can’t see it in this pic: but there are hundreds and hundreds of youth lined up, many zip tied to the gate in an endless wall of solidarity, others forming a human oil spill. Arrests have begun and supporters are chanting “I love you” as they’re led into the paddy-wagon. Energy Action Coalition Facebook page.

Hundreds of people zip tied to the White House fence and doing a die-in to protest. By Jenna Pope

Hundreds of people zip tied to the White House fence and doing a die-in to protest. By Jenna Pope

Captain Planet getting arrested at the White House.  By Harris from the Post @rousseau_ist

Captain Planet getting arrested at the White House. By Harris from the Post @rousseau_ist

XL Dissent Youth activists tied to White House fence chanting 'We are unstoppable, another world is possible.'  By Harris from the Post @rousseau_ist

XL Dissent Youth activists tied to White House fence chanting ‘We are unstoppable, another world is possible.’ By Harris from the Post
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