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Anti-coal activists dressed as zombies in protest of Oakland’s controversial coal development

Photo by Aric Crabb/Bay Area News Group

From the East Bay Times:

Michael Kaufman’s Halloween costume this year had a political message to it.

“I’m a no coal in Oakland zombie,” he said, his face covered in dust-colored makeup. “This is a coal-pocalypse.”

Kaufman is a member of the No Coal in Oakland group, hatched to protest developer Phil Tagami’s plans to transport coal through the city to a terminal he’s building on the former Oakland Army Base. Kaufman and about 100 other zombies, from school children to union members, gathered on the eve of Halloween for a “Zombie March on Coal” to the developer’s home. [Note: ILWU Local 10 also opposes the export of coal at this site.]

More at the East Bay Times

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