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Anti-pipeline activist charged with felony at Tuesday morning protest

March 16th, 2017 under Top Stories
(PRESIDIO COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE photo) Anna Kruger, photographed locked to a piece of PumpCo machinery, was arrested Tuesday morning during a Two Rivers Camp/Big Bend Defense Coalition protest near Elephant Rock on U.S. 67.

(PRESIDIO COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE photo)
Anna Kruger, photographed locked to a piece of PumpCo machinery, was arrested Tuesday morning during a Two Rivers Camp/Big Bend Defense Coalition protest near Elephant Rock on U.S. 67.

PRESIDIO COUNTY – According to the Big Bend Defense Coalition, one person was arrested and another detained by the Presidio County Sheriff’s Office during an anti-TransPecos Pipeline protest early Tuesday morning on US 67 near Elephant Rock .

Anna Kruger, a psychology student with a minor in criminal justice, locked down in front of the gate delaying construction operations for about three hours as deputies removed her with saws and angle grinders.

Lori Glover, of the Big Bend Defense Coalition, was also detained by law enforcement after checking on Kruger’s safety.

Kruger, of Greely, Colorado, was booked on criminal mischief, a state jail felony, and was placed in the Presidio County Jail in Marfa. She has since made bonds totaling $12,000, and was released from jail.

“I have been involved in the fight for clean water, land protection, and helping Mother Earth heal from all the recent destruction she has experienced at the hands of oil companies for several months now,” Kruger said. “It started when I went to Standing Rock to join my Huŋká family. We were directly brutalized on the frontlines in the name of protecting clean water. Since then, the passion and protectiveness for our earth that I felt there has kindled in my heart and brought me to Two Rivers Camp (in Presidio County). I hope someday we can see that desecrating the land and brutalizing unarmed people —women, elders, men—isn’t worth supporting an oligarchy. “

Two Rivers Camp continues to plan direct actions to stop the TPPL.

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