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More anti-shale gas protesters arrested in New Brunswick

Government official says arrests prompted after SWN equipment was damaged

CBC News, June 10, 2013New Brunswick drummer cops

Anti-shale gas protesters were arrested on Sunday after equipment owned by SWN Resources Canada was damaged, according to a government official.

The reasons for the arrests on Sunday are conflicting, however.

While a government official says the arrests were prompted after protesters damaged equipment, demonstrators say three people were arrested because they were not keeping far enough away from the equipment. Read the rest of this entry