On Thursday, October 18th several water protectors and land and bayou defenders interrupted a shareholder’s meeting where Kelsey Warren of Energy Transfer Partners were gathered. The meeting was successfully disrupted but two defenders, Cherri Foytlin and Waniya Locke, were arrested. They remain jailed as of 7:30pm CST.
All the shareholders were forced to evacuate!
Kelcy Warren, ETP CEO, fled when frontline leaders Ellen Gerhart, Cherri Foytlin and Waniya Locke spoke out about the gross misconduct of ETP projects on the Mariner East, Bayou Bridge, and Dakota Access pipelines. Cherri and Waniya were arrested.
You can see video of the disruption from inside the shareholders meeting here: http://bit.ly/ETP-Shutdown
While this disruption was happening on the inside, another group of protectors marched into the hotel, while several banners were dropped from adjacent buildings.
More updates coming soon, but please DONATE to help cover the legal costs of this action:http://gofundme.com/nobbp