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New England Friends after EQAT action in NYC

Earth Quaker Action Teams Protest Mountaintop Removal

Oct 21, 2014
Louis Cox

THESE 12 QUAKERS from New England were among some 90 participants in nonviolent direct actions at two PNC Bank branches in New York City on September 20, 2014. The actions, led by the Earth Quaker Action Team (EQAT), were skits that dramatized the ecologically and socially destructive mountaintop removal coal extraction in Appalachia and other regions, financed by PNC Bank and other major financial institutions. The actions, designed to pressure PNC (originally founded by Quakers) into ending its financing of mountaintop removal, were part of the lead-up to the Great People's Climate March in downtown Manhattan, which drew more than 400,000 marchers from around the world.

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