Ottawa Tar Sands Action Underway!

From Tar Sands Action:


September 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

An incredible action is underway in Ottawa, where our Canadian allies are protesting the tar sands and the Keystone XL pipeline. Check out the press release and photos below, or follow live here

Ottawa — Hundreds of people from across North America are gathered this morning on Parliament Hill for a rally followed by a mass civil disobedience sit-in. Participants are responding to a call to action for a large peaceful protest where many will risk arrest to tell the Harper government they don’t support his reckless agenda and urge him to turn away from the tar sands and build a green energy future that promotes climate justice, respects Indigenous rights and prioritizes the health of our environment and communities.

Photo Courtesy of Greenpeace Canada 

“It is morally justifiable to risk arrest if you see and witness a crime occurring or about to occur. We are saying the tar sands industry is unlawful. We need to stop it before the damage is done. It’s worth getting arrested to send that warning out to the rest of Canada,” said Louisette Lante, a housewife from Waterloo.

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