An estimated two-thousand miners and their families gathered again at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis.  They claim Peabody Energy spun off Patriot Coal in order to avoid paying retirees benefits. Sixteen protesters were arrested during Monday's demonstration -- the latest in a series of protests against Peabody. 

Miners also gathered for a prayer vigil last night outside the federal courthouse, where a judge is hearing arguments in Patriot's bankruptcy case.


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