Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Rally on the Milwaukee River protests oil trains

Billed as "Converge at the Confluence," protesters did converge on Sunday at the point where the Menomonee River meets the Milwaukee. Not coincidentally, that is also a place where one of many railroad bridges crosses the river. Among the trains that use the bridge are those carrying crude oil, dubbed "bomb trains" by the protesters because there have been a number of lethal derailments and explosions in the U.S. and Canada.

The protest was organized by Citizens Acting for Rail Safety - Milwaukee.

The event included a parade along the Milwaukee Riverwalk, along with paddlers in canoes and kayaks. Here are a selection of photographs of the action:


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