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June 30, 2010

10,000 American Flags Spell Out "FREEDOM FROM OIL" in D.C.

Freedom from oil flags on national mall Today visitors to the Washington Monument will see a patriotic display on the National Mall: 10,000 American flags planted in the soil, arranged to spell out "FREEDOM FROM OIL." The flags, which represent about 50,000 people who took action online, are part of the Sierra Club's campaign to urge President Obama to create a plan to move the country beyond oil within the next 20 years.

Volunteers staked the flags into the ground on Tuesday, and today's press conference included speakers from the Communications Workers of America and the Truman National Security Project, as well as Sierra Club executive director Michael Brune.

Check out the Climate Crossroads blog to see more photos and video.

--Della Watson / photo by Heather Moyer

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