The first time was on October 16th, when she and her running mate were arrested trying to enter the 2nd Presidential Debate. They were then shackled to chairs for eight hours: democracynow.org.
Now she’s been arrested again. Here’s how the Washington Post tells the story.
Scott Olson/Getty Images – Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is interviewed prior to a debate hosted by the Free and Equal Elections Foundation and moderated by former CNN talk-show host Larry King on Oct. 23, 2012 in Chicago, Ill.
October 31, 2012
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was arrested Wednesday morning in east Texas while attempting to resupply protesters camping out in trees to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, according to anti-pipeline activists.
This report is from our friends at the Tar Sands Blockade in Winnsboro, Texas, this just in. A campaign statement is coming shortly.
***UPDATE 10:30AM – In Winnsboro, Dr. Jill Stein has been arrested, taken to Wood County Jail, and is awaiting processing. The freelance reporter has been released from detainment without arrest or charge.
A statement from Dr. Jill Stein:
“I’m here to connect the dots between super storm Sandy and the record heat, drought, and fire we’ve seen this year – and this Tar Sands pipeline, which will make all of these problems much worse. And I’m here to connect the dots between climate devastation and pipeline politicians – both Obama and Romney – who are competing, as we saw in the debates, for the role of Puppet In Chief for the fossil fuel industry. Both deserve that title. Obama’s record of “drill baby drill” has gone beyond the harm done by George Bush. Mitt Romney promises more of the same.”
***UPDATE 10:00AM – In Sacul, Six Nacogdoches County Sheriffs are conferring with TransCanada, inspecting rigging of tree sits, taking pictures, and making phone calls. Otherwise, Pika and Lauren are sitting tall. In Winnsboro, a police situation has complicated updates from Dr. Jill Stein’s Tree Blockade resupply efforts, though confirmed updates are forthcoming. We believe Dr. Stein’s arrest is eminent.
***UPDATE 9:15AM – In Sacul, TransCanada construction contractors have cleared a path thru a pile of felled trees and have moved some of the heavy equipment onsite. Three machines, an excavator, feller buncher, and a timber forwarder, are still immobilized by the tree sits.
***UPDATE 9:00AM – In Winnsboro, other hands have sent more supplies into the trees while Dr. Jill Stein and a freelance journalist are being detained by TransCanada private security, who are now joined by local police.
***UPDATE 8:45AM – Tar Sands Blockade supporters are rallying at the Sacul road crossing for the new tree sitters. In Winnsboro, Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein has been detained along with a freelance journalist by TransCanada’s hired private security force.
***UPDATE 8:30AM – In Winnsboro, Green Party Presidential Candidate Dr. Jill Stein has successfully delivered resupply goods to the tree sitters! In Sacul, heavy machinery is attempting to clear a path around one of the blockades through an adjacent pile of felled trees.