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Can A Baywatch Babe Save the EV1s?

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Last month, LAist reported on a protest going on to save 70 electric cars from certain death at the hands of their parent company, GM. Yesterday, the 27-day protest in Burbank heated up when several big, black, car-carrying trucks pulled up to ship off about 15 of the cars to be destroyed. (If they ever make another X Files movie, they should use these trucks. Very scary!) Pro-electric car actvists blocked the trucks' way with their own vehicles, and two wound up arrested. One of the ladies in cuffs was Alexandra Paul, the Baywatch actress, whose arrest attracted the attention of the LA Times (which ran a feature on the vigil Saturday), KCRW and even the Daily News. The protestors have tried many tactics, including making an offer of $1.9 million to buy the remaining cars from GM, but what seems to have gotten the most press is putting a pretty lady in handcuffs. Just when LA was getting some activist cred, we turn out to be Hollywood after all.

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