Undaunted by rainy weather, a group of citizens concerned about climate change demonstrate in front of the building housing U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek's Marquette office on Sept. 21, 2013, a National Day of Action to "Draw the Line" against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. Benishek, who questions scientific data about climate change, supports the pipeline. (Photos by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)
MARQUETTE -- In solidarity with 350.org's "Draw the Line" National Day of Action to demand that President Obama deny the permit for Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, a group of concerned citizens demonstrated in front of First District U.S. Congressman Dan Benishek's office in Marquette on Sept. 21, 2013.
In this video clip Heidi Gould of Marquette explains to local resident Matti Graves the reason for the demonstration:
At the Sept. 21 "Draw the Line" protest against the Keystone pipeline in Marquette, a demonstrator holds a sign expressing concerns about the dangers of oil leaks.
The "Draw the Line" demonstrators display their signs near the Marquette waterfront.*
Another protest in Marquette:
Also on Sept. 21, 2013, another protest was happening in front of the Marquette Post Office -- a peace group expressing their views against potential military strikes in Syria.
Citizens gather at the Post Office in Marquette on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, to protest potential military strikes against Syria.
Peace activists display their signs at the Post Office in Marquette Sept. 21.
* Editor's Note: To learn more about 350.org and to see more photos of groups all over the country who participated in the Sept. 21 "Draw the Line on Keystone" event, click here.