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A30 Earth First! Lockdown at Tampa's Big Bend Coal Plant During 2012 RNC
by @Uneditedcamera
Thursday Aug 30th, 2012 1:39 PM
Earth First! had announced an action for the last day of the 2012 Tampa Republican National Convention and followed through with a lockdown at one of the area's largest coal plants. Large numbers of police responded with saws to cut the environmental activists apart. No arrests were made.
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@Uneditedcamera tweets and photos from the scene:



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Correction. Big bend coal plant owned by #teco energy not #telco thx for correction @StopMotionsolo



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

All released and no charges. #rnc #earthfirst 4 hour lock box road shut down one #teco http://pic.twitter.com/UuCxnEvU



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

.@djvjgrrl no arrests all released on condition that no more cd occur today. Earth first police liaison negotiated. #rnc



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Work continues as blockade holds into its 4hr. #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/3vO7J8bp



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Police tools used to cut folks apart. #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/F0oefTIU



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Street medic talking to activists As they r cut apart. #rnc. http://pic.twitter.com/u1fPwnby



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Cutting earth first activists apart at the #telco coal plant who supported the #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/KdwIdrBz



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Big bend coal plant dirtiest in state. Supported #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/ZvYSNhcD



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Big bend coal plant spews on in the background as police saw apart earth first activists #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/LA0zNUEf



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Lockdown continued into 3 hrs. Non-violent direct action stopped movement to plant #rnc #telco



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Telco coal plant supported the #rnc #1 in dirty coal in #florida #leadstheway http://pic.twitter.com/D9sFCn34



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Police gathered around blockade watching activist being cut apart. #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/XpEk8Gvg



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Hold has been cut in PVC pipe . #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/KWuzMbCk



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Street medic overlooking as police use a circular saw to cut apart activists at big bend coal plant #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/AfMi7PYE



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Saw cutting through PVC pipe that earth firsters used to lock arms together. #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/gdhxdeJc



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Cutting apart earth first blockAde at big Ben coal plant #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/rCwV5SqR



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Live earth first action. Big bend coal plant #rnc (live at http://ustre.am/E6WM )



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

R Lawton promises to let direct action earth firsters leave if everyone leaves. #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/pOwSyYzv



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Earth first action police negotiator to let police know what's is going on so pd doesn't over react #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/A31umSgl



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Lockdown in front of big Ben coal plant earth first #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/nggBtdyw



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Pd lines in front of earth first.blockade of big bend coal plant #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/bRpcT0PX



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Shields set up to block sparks as earth firsters are sawed apart#rnc http://pic.twitter.com/nFxcSjXh



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Earth first big bend coal plant blockade #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/uLvbqPLM



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Earth first lockdown #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/vC2zJFLq



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Police agreed to let everyone go after cut out if protesters leave as well #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/vVFLrYQq



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Big bend coal plant has multiple infractions against them. http://pic.twitter.com/39lIla9g



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Earth first coal power plant blockade to raise awareness of #romney plan to expand coal power #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/oYFBPOO8



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Earth first lockdown in front of coal power plant #rnc http://pic.twitter.com/ZFq3EhG4



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Saw up rd to cut folks apart http://pic.twitter.com/gryg3z6z



September 17 ‏@Uneditedcamera

Earth first action. Hard block police using saws #rnc (live at http://ustre.am/E6WM )





http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Bend_Power_Station

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TECO_Energy

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