"Ordinarily, a person leaving a courtroom with a conviction behind him would wear a somber face. But I left with a smile. I knew that I was a convicted criminal, but I was proud of my crime."
~Martin Luther King, Jr., March 22, 1956
More than 150 people have been arrested outside of the White House for protesting a pipeline that would pump oil from Canada's tar sands to U.S. refineries—and that's just since Saturday. Over the next two weeks, some 2,000 people have pledged to join them, in what is expected to be the largest act of civil disobedience in the climate justice movement's history.
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