Nearly 400 opponents of the Keystone XL oil pipeline were arrested Sunday in front of the White House, marking what could be the largest youth sit-in on the environment in a generation. Students from more than 80 colleges rallied at Georgetown University and then marched to the White House, where some unfurled a black tarp and lay on the sidewalk to create a “human oil spill.” Hundreds locked themselves to the White House fence before being arrested. President Obama is expected to make a decision on whether to approve the Keystone XL pipeline in the coming months.

Text from democracynow.org

Art based on photo by Matt McClain /The Washington Post

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