All the protesters from the July 14th lockdown to a highwall miner have been released. Katie Huszcza and Sophie Kern were released Tuesday and Thursday, respectively, while Colin Flood and Jimmy Tobias were released this morning. The lockdown last Wednesday shut down a highwall miner machine for four hours on the Brushy Fork area of Coal River Mountain. The protesters locked down in order to show their opposition to mountaintop removal mining, which has destroyed some of the densest, oldest forests on Coal River Mountain, taking with it many natural resources. The three are scheduled to speak at Reverend Billy’s Coal River Revival in Charleston this evening.
All report that they are happy to be released and thank everyone for their continued support, monetary and otherwise.