REXTON NB – “It looked like a war zone,” stated St. Mary’s Chief Candice Paul. The Chief made the comments after a rally in support of the anti-fracking protesters in Rexton New Brunswick.
The protest has made waves across social media over the past twenty-four hours after RCMP officers moved in to enforce a court ordered injunction against a blockade with protesters against a shale gas project in the area.
In Thunder Bay at 09:00 a Sacred Fire in support of the protestors will be lit at the Ontario Native Womens Association (ONWA) on Ray Boulevard.
Across Northwestern Ontario First Nations are rallying in support of Elsipogtog First Nations. At the Shoal Lake Road and the junction with the Trans-Canada Highway there was a Sacred Fire lit last night.
In Kenora Ontario, at 4PM there is a rally planned.
Ontario Regional Chief Stan Beardy states, “The use of violence against First Nations is not acceptable and must stop. First Nations in Ontario are very upset about this situation now that it has escalated to the same scale as Ipperwash and Oka. It is being very wrongly handled by the RCMP and accountability for these actions will be expected”.
Social Media, including Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube are serving as a communications vehicle for the movement. Many people on Facebook are commenting that the main stream media is missing the real story, and that through Facebook, Twitter and Youtube the truth will come out.
Kateri Sa’n says that it seems like no one cares. “These people are going to make millions, and destroy everything”.