Today I was down by the White House to witness the massive protest against the new Keystone XL pipeline that would bring tar sands oil from Canada down to American refineries on the Gulf of Mexico. Thousands showed up to cover the multiple city blocks it takes to fully circle the White House. The protesters all came out to send a single clear message to President Obama: use your power, do not approve the pipeline.
It was one of the most impressive protests I’ve ever experienced personally. The event was well run, had a massive turnout and was full of great energy.
More pictures from the event after the jump: