Among the protestors arrested at Tim DeChristopher's sentencing on Tuesday July 26, 2011 was Chris Myers, who sits on the Telluride Town Council.
“This is a time for us to stand up for what we believe in,” Myers said while driving home on Wednesday. “We became more empowered realizing that with the collective energy and focus and commitment of the group … that this was definitely the right thing to be doing.”
From the Telluride Daily Planet:
What’s more of a surprise, at least in Telluride, is that 26 people went to jail after protesting — peacefully — his sentence. Included was a Telluride Town Council member.
Chris Myers, who sits on the Telluride Town Council, was arrested on Tuesday in Salt Lake City along with 25 others who blocked traffic and made access to the Frank E. Moss Federal Courthouse difficult.
They tied themselves together and made a human chain, blocking traffic at rush hour. They shouted and they cried for DeChristopher, who has become a luminary in the environmental movement for his opposition to mineral leases in the red rock desert surrounding Moab, Utah.
Protestors who were arrested were released after processing.