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West VIrginia residents confront Massey Energy Co.
05/24/2005
While Massey Energy stockholders met at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, parents, grandparents, and other residents of Coal River Valley, West Virginia rallied to oppose Massey's operations adjacent to Marsh Fork Elementary School. Two grandmothers and a third resident of the valley attempted to deliver a list of demands. The residents were met by the plant's head of security who refused to allow them to present their demands. When the residents again attempted to present their demands, they were arrested in a moving and dramatic act of civil conscience.

[ Read more... | Shareholders protest in New York City | Rustbelt Radio coverage ]

Also: Protests are planned in downtown Pittsburgh when the "National Coal Show" visits the convention center.  Visit Canaries in the Coalfields for more information.

Update!  16 more people were arrested in Sundial, WV today (5/31) for crossing onto the property of Massey Energy.  Read more...


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