Saturday, October 19, 2013

Canadian Police Use Military Tactics to Disperse Indigenous Anti-Fracking Blockade

Once again we witness the use of force on peaceful demonstrators. They are harassed and beaten until protesters respond in kind and then protesters are then condemned as being "violent anarchists" . We witnessed this at the peaceful protest in Toronto at the G8 summit several years ago. At that time it became evident that the Harper government would no longer tolerate even peaceful protests. And far too many Canadians are complacent and see all such protests as being unpatriotic and treasonous
as anti-Canadian.

In many cases the most violent acts are committed by undercover government agents or by protesters egged on by said agent provocateurs.

The neo-conservatives and PM Harper have no respect for the basic rights of average Canadians.

Canadian Police Use Military Tactics to Disperse Indigenous Anti-Fracking Blockade

New Brunswick Mounted Police deploy rubber bullets and tear gas, arrest 40 protesters for blockading highway. - October 18, 13

The Real News spoke to Pamela Ross, one of the activists that had been in the blockade.

PAMELA ROSS, PROTESTER, NEW BRUNSWICK, CANADA: This has been a peaceful protest all along, and people have been misled on what the whole warrior society and what warriors, First Nations warriors are in the first place. You know, they're protectors of the people. So that's why the warriors were the first people arrested, because they are willing to put themselves out in front of everybody else.

Everyone's protesting because the government of New Brunswick, originally the Liberal government of New Brunswick, introduced shale gas fracking to New Brunswick. And people were totally against it. And then an election came around, and the Conservative government was very critical and criticizing the Liberal government, you know, about the shale gas, and a lot of people voted for them because they thought that the Conservative government was against it. But the Conservative government has turned around, and they seem to be all for it as well.

More at The Real News Also see at Real News Network :
Enbridge Line 9 Hearings Met With Resistance in Montreal, As Pipeline Plan Provokes Wider Concern Sarah Harmer and prominent musicians sing against Enbridge Line 9 reversal project; Quebec and Ontario residents mobilize to challenge oil and gas conglomerate - October 14, 13

More at The Real News

and so it goes,

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