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Protesters arrested for blockading oil train route in Vancouver, Wash.

Twenty-one activists were arrested in Vancouver, Wash. on Saturday in a protest calling for a permanent moratorium on shipping oil by rail in Oregon and Washington, to protect people and the environment.

Approximately 100 protesters took part in the event, blocking trains along the Columbia River gorge. The protest followed the derailment of an oil train in the gorge on June 3 that erupted in flames, spilled 42,000 gallons of crude oil and forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes.

The crash came three years after a derailment in Lac-Megantic, Quebec that killed 47 people in July 2013.

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