“They arrested Santa and his elves!,” a statement from the protesters said.
There have now been 170 arrests in the civil disobedience campaign, according to the protesters.
Here is a video of the protest released yesterday:
You can read more about the ongoing protests at the links below. Six of the 9 arrested yesterday are Tompkins County residents. They are: Jean Olivett, 68; Hope Rainbow, 24; Gabriel Shapiro, 18; Bill Carini, 53; Chrys Gardener, 53; and Charlotte Senders, 18.
The other three protesters arrested yesterday were Kim Cunningham, 58, of Ontario County; Ilona Marmer, 68, of Schuyler County; and Stefan Senders, 55, of Schuyler County. Senders is also well-known in the Ithaca area in part for founding the Wide Awake Bakery.