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Thousands protest ‘bomb trains’ in Albany | Waging Nonviolence

Children growing up in the Ezra Prentice Homes play on their basketball court with the train tracks that carry bomb trains just beyond the hoop. (WNV / William Fowler)

Children growing up in the Ezra Prentice Homes play on their basketball court with the train tracks that carry bomb trains just beyond the hoop. (WNV / William Fowler)

Thousands of protesters from across the Northeast came to Albany, New York on Saturday to block a “bomb train” transporting fracked oil and exposing communities along its path to major risks of derailment, oil spillage and explosion. While hundreds risked arrest by standing or sitting on the train tracks in downtown Albany, the only arrests of the day took place 16 miles away, where two climbers — aided by a three-person support team — blocked a train from North Dakota carrying fracked crude oil by suspending themselves from train tracks on a railroad bridge.

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