This afternoon, a group of Columbia students will be protesting at the White House against the signing of the Keystone XL pipeline. The Columbia Democrats in particular have advertised the non-violent protest. Bwog received a tip that there are currently over 500 students chained to the White House fence, including at least 20 Columbia students. Arrest appears to be imminent. All participants were warned prior to the protest that arrest would be a possibility; however, there will be no charges and only a $100 fine. The CU Dems stressed this is “an optional act of civil disobedience.” The protest is reported to be among the largest single-day acts of disobedience at the White House, according to a CU Dems email sent out in regard to the protest.