Over 200 arrested at Ottawa tar sands protesthttp://rabble.ca/news/2011/09/over-200-arrested-ottawa-tar-sands-protest
Date Written: 27/09/2018
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23430
Over 200 protesters objecting to the federal government's enthusiastic support for Alberta's tar sands and the Keystone pipeline XL were arrested Monday morning as they attempted to stage a sit-in in the House of Commons. The protesters wanted the chance to air their grievances with the environmentally reckless policies of the Harper-led Conservatives inside Parliament but were blocked from entering by fenced barricades and over 50 RCMP officers. The protesters were encouraged by hundreds of boisterous supporters as they passed the media scrum and calmly hopped over police barricades.