Alabama residents keep oil away

Small town blocks off bay to protect their coast from oil spill in Gulf of Mexico.

    Residents of one small town in the state of Alabama are tired of waiting for officials to clean up the spill or at least stop it from spreading.

    So they are taking matters into their own hands, even if it means they could go to jail.

    People in the town of fewer than 1,000 people have decided to blockade the narrow waterway that separates the bay on which Magnolia Spring sits from the ocean.

    Al Jazeera's John Terrett explains.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    Why Jerusalem is not the capital of Israel

    No country in the world recognises Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

    Strong quotes for Martin Luther King Jr Day

    Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr that resonate today

    Quotes of justice, education, religion and race said by MLK Jr.

    Bitcoin: Know the risks before you buy

    Bitcoin: All you need to know before you buy

    'Bitcoin is right now the riskiest investment you can make.' Here are the risks you should consider before you buy.