Saturday, 17 September 2011

Half a league, half a league, half a league onward...rode the six hundred

Upwards of 600 people crammed into the city hall plaza in downtown Moncton today to protest against the Alward government plan to develop a shale gas industry in New Brunswick. Beginning with a march that started at the Sportsplex on Assomption boulevard and snaking its way onto Main Street, the boisterous group was led by First Nations drummers who sang and chanted into the city's core. Local residents honked their horns in support, giving thumbs up to protesters. As demonstrators streamed onto the city hall grounds, Master of Ceremonies Derek Simon greeted the crowd and introduced speakers and acts that ranged from Native elders to passionate community representatives and the Raging Grannies - all under the watchful eyes of RCMP surveillance taking photos of the crowd from inside city hall.


3 comments:

  1. Wonderful day. So much positive energy. Thank you to the Purple Violet Press for your coverage. Will be contributing again toward operating expenses soon. Love the Henry Ward Beecher quote.

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  2. yeah, nice coverage of a good protest...drove by twice in support. and i agree, the Beecher quote is epic

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  3. " Thank you to the Purple Violet Press for your coverage. Will be contributing again toward operating expenses soon"

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    Sounds like the PVP has been bought and paid for.

    --AF

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