26 Sep '11, 6pm

Dozens Arrested at Canadian Tar Sands and Pipeline Protest | Care2 Causes

These protesters were not beaten, traumatised etc etc as you suggest. Some of the protesters stepped over the rope onto the grass, lined up, sat down peacefully. There were several members of Parliament, Elizabeth May leader of the Green Party for one, who participated before going back into work. Those arrested were handcuffed with zip ties by police and arrested for tresspassing. Once lead to an area behind the Parliament buildings, they were uncuffed, processed and fined $65 and told not to return to the Parliament Buldings for one year. A total of 117 people were arrested. The organisers of the protest were intent that there not be any violent protest. In a short interview during the protest, PM Harper said there were solid economic benefits for Canadians supporting the pipeline. Unfortunately, I don't think that sufficient weight has been given to the environmental da...

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