Robert F. Kennedy Jr. And Others Arrested After Protesting At The White House
It seems like water is the main subject this week as another celebrity takes a stand on a water issue. Robert F. Kennedy was arrested on Wednesday after protesting against the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House, according to The Huffington Post.
Kennedy and 48 people including his 18-year-old son Conor, and actress Daryl Hannah were taken into police custody after tying themselves with plastic zip ties to the White House fence in Lafayette Square, according to The Huffington Post. The protestors were arrested by police after they were asked to move and they refused to do so.
Kennedy is the president of Waterkeeper Alliance which is an activist group working to protect global water resources from pollution. The organization was founded in 1999 and has become a growing environmental movement all over the world.
According to The Huffington Post, Kennedy released a statement through the Waterkeeper Alliance. Kennedy stated, "It's unfortunate that civil disobedience is the only recourse against a catastrophic and criminal enterprise that will enrich a few while impoverishing the rest of humanity and threatening the future of civilization".
"This is the dirtiest possible source and most expensive for the energy consumer and for future generations who will have to pay the price. This is a boondoggle. It's a giant criminal enterprise that has subverted democracy and will enrich a few billionaires and impoverish all of humanity by threatening civilization as we know it", Kennedy stated, according to The Huffington Post.
Earlier this week actor Matt Damon released a short video where he stated that he will go on a strike from the bathroom in an effort to get people involved in the global water crisis. Thankfully the actor was not arrested for his video.