Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones Arrested at Anti Big Coal Protest

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Van Jones, former advisor to President Barack Obama and progressive activist, was arrested outside a federal courthouse Monday during a protest against “Big Coal.”

Jones confirmed his arrest on Twitter and said he “volunteered” to be arrested at the demonstration “supporting miners being ripped off by Big Coal.” Shortly later he announced he was out of jail and “ready for next round.”

It is unclear whether Jones was charged with a crime following his arrest.

“That said: this fight should unite left & right. Global corp stealing pensions earned by honest US workers? Can we join forces 2 stop this,” he later tweeted.

Today I volunteered 2b arrested at peaceful demonstration, supporting miners being ripped off by Big Coal. #PROUD http://t.co/GoAcANTBsP
Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones Arrested at Anti Big Coal Protest
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I'm out of jail & ready for next round. Peabody/Patriot Coal is messing with wrong folks!! http://t.co/qsPY5lkBG5. http://t.co/UqkDUPaNqq
Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones Arrested at Anti Big Coal Protest
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Big Coal should not pollute/cook planet. Nor break promises 2 its workers. I'm in BOTH fights. If ur in NEITHER, u have ZERO standing. :)
Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones Arrested at Anti Big Coal Protest
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Van Jones
That said: this fight should unite left & right. Global corp stealing pensions EARNED by honest US workers ? Can we join forces 2 stop this?
Former Green Jobs Czar Van Jones Arrested at Anti Big Coal Protest
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Van Jones

 

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