RAMPS: Mountain Mobilization Action & Rally
RAMPS pulled off the largest MTR direct action to date against the largest mountain top removal site in WV on Saturday. The Hobet Surface Mine was shut down for about 3 hours through a series of coordinated diversions, lock downs, tree-sits and banner drops. It has bee reported that this was the only mine in WV without beefed up security in anticipation of the publicly announced action. It seems that they felt too big & scary to imagine that Tree Huggers would have the balls to walk onto their site. The Police arrested about 25 people including atleast 3 credentialed press with total bail set at over a 1/2 million dollars. WV resident Dustin Steele has reportedly be beaten in jail and is being denied medical attention.
Mo'Fo' @ http://RampsCampaign.org