Tim DeChristopher, Bidder 70 Trial – Demonstrations, Singing – Verdict: Guilty

5 03 2011

I wasn’t  old enough to be involved  in the demonstrations and protests in the late 1960’s but from what I do remember of them as a teenager, the demonstrations surrounding the trial of Tim DeChristopher are déjà vu. Notable supporters included Terry Tempest Williams, Peter Yarrow, Daryl Hannah, Bill McKibben and Robert Redford.

Tim DeChristopher is the environmental activist that single-handedly disrupted the 2009 BLM oil and gas lease auction on land near some of Utah’s beautiful National Parks. DeChristopher is a hero to many environmental activist groups for his actions. He was indicted on two felony charges and found guilty in Utah Federal District Court in Salt Lake City on 3 March 2011. He will be sentenced on 23 June 2011. Robert Redford sums up the Tim DeChristopher saga: http://huff.to/elbhy5

Here is a selection of images from this week in Salt Lake City.

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