#Shutdown Canada: Dec 2 Solidarity actions with Mi’kmaq resistance

Banner drop in Montreal, Dec 2, 2013.

Banner drop in Montreal, Dec 2, 2013.

by Zig Zag, Warrior Publications, Dec 3, 2013

The December 2nd day of solidarity with the Mi’kmaq anti-fracking resistance saw blockades, rallies, and banner drops across the country.

Blockade of Port of Vancouver main entrance in Vancouver, BC, Dec 2, 2013.

Blockade of Port of Vancouver main entrance in Vancouver, BC, Dec 2, 2013.

On the west coast, in Vancouver, warriors, anarchists and activists blocked the main entrance to the Port of Vancouver at around 7AM.  The blockade was maintained for approximately one hour and dispersed once police began to mobilize a large force of cops.

In Montreal, one person was injured after a motorist drove through a blockade of a major intersection in the city.  Several banners were also dropped throughout the city.

In Hamilton, Ontario, hundreds of Mi’kmaq solidarity posters were pasted around the city and several banners also dropped.

Rallies were also held in Victoria, BC, as well as Winnipeg, Toronto, and Ottawa.

Port of Vancouver blockade, Dec 2, 2013.

Port of Vancouver blockade, Dec 2, 2013.

Rally in Victoria, BC, in solidarity with Mi'kmaq, Dec 2, 2013.

Rally in Victoria, BC, in solidarity with Mi’kmaq, Dec 2, 2013.

Protest "photo bombs" CTV Toronto, Dec 2, 2013.

Protest “photo bombs” CTV Toronto, Dec 2, 2013.

Solidarity rally against fracking, Ireland, on Dec 2, 2013.

Solidarity rally against fracking, Ireland, on Dec 2, 2013.

Banner drop in Hamilton, Ontario, Dec 2, 2013.

Banner drop in Hamilton, Ontario, Dec 2, 2013.

Banners at the Unist'ot'en camp, Wet'suwet'en territory, Dec 2, 2013.

Banners at the Unist’ot’en camp, Wet’suwet’en territory, Dec 2, 2013.

 

 

Posted on December 3, 2013, in Oil & Gas and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. some anarchists

    Last night (December 2nd), we painted graffiti in solidarity with the Mi’kmaq warriors’ road blockade in New Brunswick against the fracking company SWN. It reads “Solidarity with the Mi’kmaq blockades,” “Fuck RCMP, Fuck OPD,” “Fight back,” and “Solidarity with the Mi’kmaq Warriors.”

    With this humble gesture we send them the strength of knowing that they are not alone and that their brave actions are inspiring us to show our feelings of revolt in more concrete terms. This is just the beginning for us, we intend to escalate our level of conflictuality.

    We also put up a large piece that read “Strength + courage, fuck the state,” not only for Germaine Jr Breau and the rest of the brave Mi’kmaq warriors, but for all those who show courage in times of adversity. We would like to take this opportunity to send greetings of solidarity to: The five recently arrested in Barcelona including Monica Caballero and Francisco Solar who remain in custody, the accused comrades of the Nea Filadelfia bank robbery case in Greece and to the inspiring Alfredo Cospito and Nicola Gai recently sentenced for the shooting of a CEO of a nuclear power company, your words are more important and inspiring than you can imagine.

    In furtherance of an escalated anarchist conflict in the States, solidarity to the Mi’kmaq warriors and all those who fight back.

    -some anarchists in Olympia

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