Hippies carrying sunflowers. Now I’ve seen everything.
(Reuters) – Police arrested more than 200 demonstrators for trespassing at Chevron Corp in the California city of Richmond on Saturday to mark the one-year anniversary of a massive refinery fire and to protest a proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
The arrests came as a throng of sunflower-carrying picketers chanted, “Hey hey, ho ho, fossil fuels have got to go,” as people of all ages walked onto Chevron’s property to draw attention to a growing movement against fossil fuel.
Police Captain Mark Gagan said the arrests, all peaceful, included three people in wheelchairs and demonstrators as young as 18 years old. Media reports said most of those arrested were cited and released.