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---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 14:38:03 -0400
From: Mark Tribe <mt@marktribe.net>
To: Alan Sondheim <sondheim@panix.com>
Subject: Fwd: Video journalist Flux Rostrum arrested at Mountaintop Removal
     protest

FYI

Begin forwarded message:

> From: I-Witness <iwitness@iwitnessvideo.info>
> Date: September 10, 2009 1:00:59 AM EDT
> To: undisclosed-recipients:;
> Subject: Video journalist Flux Rostrum arrested at Mountaintop
> Removal protest
>
> Folks,
> Video journalist Flux Rostrum was arrested today while filming a
> protest
> against mountaintop removal at Massey Coal Mine headquarters in Boone
> County, West Virginia. Four people who were locked down and blocking
> the
> the Massey HQ driveway were arrested as well.
>
> Flux was charged with trespassing, failure to obey a lawful command
> and
> (bizarrely) conspiracy.  He is being held on $3000 bail.
>
> Besides his excellent video journalism, Flux is known for the Mobile
> Broadcast News biodiesel-powered bus that he uses to travel around the
> country shooting, editing and posting to his video blog.
>
> The protest organizers - Climate Ground Zero - are hopeful that all of
> the arrestees, including Flux, will be released from the Southwestern
> Regional Jail tomorrow.
>
> - Eileen Clancy
> I-Witness Video
>
>
> Links:
>
> Picture:
> Handcuffed arrestees including Flux Rostrum (wearing a cap)
> http://wchs8.com/newsroom/eyewitness/0909/090909_3ec0ca97.shtml
>
> Video:
> Jordan Freeman interviews protesters during the lockdown. Flux is
> visible briefly about a minute and half into the video.
>
> 9.9 Lockdown at Massey Energy Headquarters, Boone County,WV
> http://youtube.com/watch?v=UjsmuDeLdbw
>
> Associated Press story:
> Protesters cited for roadblock at Massey offices
> http://www.newsday.com/news/region-state/protesters-cited-for-roadblock-at-massey-offices-1.1432969
>

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