Update: Anti-Fracking Protest Continues in New Brunswick
Netnewsledger.com, December 1, 2013
Protesters in New Brunswick against shale gas development came to a line of Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers in St. Charles, New Brunswick.
From the scene, Steven Standing Wolfpaw Kakinoosit reports, “What a tense day today. Had two showdowns with police today. First was by the 134 site. That one was tense, but things got very tense at the second showdown by St-Charles. Thought for sure that the RCMP were going to charge our lines at the second showdown. The were geared up and ready to fight, they even had bean bag shotguns. They looked like those shotguns from the Buck Hunter Arcade game”.
“The most tense moment for me was when I saw and heard the police select and target my girlfriend. I was filled with pride when she began to sing a prayer and healing song for the RCMP, their families and all of us,” adds Standing Wolfpaw Kakinoosit.
“Its is just more proof that the police are only here to serve corporate interests and would even think for a second to try and harm three women who were simply sitting on the ground,” continues Standing Wolfpaw Kakinoosit.
The protests are mounting in frequency. Aboriginal people, as keepers of the land, see the issue as one key to their role in society, and key to the future of Mother Earth and Turtle Island.
For Monday, December 2nd the move is to increase the scope of the protests.
The message from New Brunswick from the protestors who are calling themselves the HWY 11 Land Defenders is to “Show solidarity by taking action in your community. Where possible, highway shutdowns are encouraged however any action of support, such as banner drops, are welcome”.
Posted on December 1, 2013, in Oil & Gas and tagged anti-fracking New Brunswick, Elsipogtog First Nation, Indigenous resistance, Mi’kmaq, native blockades, native protests, native resistance, New Brunswick shale gas protests, RCMP, RCMP and Natives, SWN Resources Canada. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.