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Tue April 30, 2013
3 protesters arrested at Peabody Energy shareholders meeting
Three protesters were arrested yesterday at the Peabody Energy shareholders meeting in Gillette. United Mine Workers of America representatives were demonstrating against pension cuts to retired miners that came about when Peabody unloaded some of its pension responsibilities on a company that has since declared bankruptcy. Other demonstrators were there to protest Peabody projects and conduct. An organizer from Missouri, Arielle Klagsbrun, said the meeting was held at Gillette College and the arrests happened in the parking lot…
“One dropped a banner from the building that read ‘Peabody Attacks: Pensions, Dine Land, and Climate.’ Two others were arrested in a parking lot while taking a picture with members of the United Mine Workers with a banner that said ‘Peabody Abandons Miners.’ They were also arrested and charged with criminal trespass,” says Klagsbrun.
Klagsbrun said there were about 40 people total. The three protesters will be arraigned at 1:30 today.