And so they came in their thousands to gather on the front lawn of the legislature of British Columbia yesterday to protest against the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline.
More than 3,000 people braved the rain and cold to protest against the Northern Gateway, which is planned to take the dirty tar sands from Alberta through the forests of British Columbia to the west coast of Canada.
At the end of the protest they unfurled a black banner which was 235 metres long, the same length as an oil tanker.
The sit-in was organized by a coalition of groups wanting to send a clear “NO” message to both the provincial and federal governments to block Endbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline as well as the Kinder Morgan pipeline.
Speaker after speaker stood up to attack the pipelines in front of demonstrators carrying signs with slogans such as: “Our coast is not for sale,-People speak louder than money” and “Not gonna happen.”
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