And in Dallas, Texas, two pipeline protesters were arrested Thursday after disrupting an Energy Transfer Partners shareholder meeting. Indigenous rights activists Waniya Locke and Cherri Foytlin face disorderly conduct charges after interrupting speakers at a meeting about the 163-mile Bayou Bridge pipeline. Foytlin recorded the protest on Facebook Live.
Cherri Foytlin: “They have injured children. They have caused issues. And I know—I know that they’re going to act like—they’re going to act like they’re the innocent ones, but they’re not. They’re not.”
Waniya Locke: “They are contaminating 2 million people’s drinking water every single day.”
Cherri Foytlin: “They’re not innocent. And you don’t get to do this. You don’t get to continue to bother people and injure people and hurt people. You don’t get to do that, right? Just because you’re rich.”
Foytlin appears to be tackled as she continues to speak. Dozens of protesters also gathered outside of the hotel to protest Energy Transfer Partners and its CEO Kelcy Warren.