Appalachia Rising took place on September 25-27, 2010 in Washington D.C. It was a demonstration held to protest various negative effects of mining in the Appalachian region. Namely, poisoning the water supply and destruction of the mountains with mountain top removal mining. The region has a history of coal mining at the expense of the land and the safety of the residents. The event was held in two parts; the first day was a conference to mobilize and discuss the issues and goals. The second part was the day of action, in which a march on washington took place.
Appalachia Rising was a protest on mountaintop removal coal mining that took place in Washington D.C. on September 27, 2010. Protesters marched from Freedom Plaza and rallied at Lafayette Park. More than 100 people were arrested during Appalachia Rising.
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