A while back, Al Gore wondered publicly why young people aren’t out protesting in front of coal plants.

Well, here you go: On Monday, a group of young people chained themselves together to prevent construction of a South Florida power plant — 27 of them were arrested. [UPDATE: According to Matt in comments, it was a gas plant, not a coal plant. Should have read closer.]

Those Palm Beach cops don’t look very friendly (pictures from Rising Tide):

Fla. coal protest 1

Fla. coal protest 2

Fla. coal protest 3

Fla. coal protest 4

That takes some balls.