Twenty-three people were arrested Wednesday outside the Virginia governor's mansion, following a three-day picket that demanded Democrat Terry McAuliffe show some backbone by protecting citizens from toxic coal ash, stopping fracked-gas pipelines, and committing to renewable energy solutions.
"We're fed up," demonstrator Russell Chisholm, of Newport, told the Richmond Times-Dispatch. "We're not professional activists. We're real people who are being impacted by and care deeply about these issues. Enough that we're willing to risk arrest to make our point."