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Halifax demonstrators rally in support of B.C. First Nations pipeline blockade –

by ahnationtalk on January 9, 201993 Views

More than 200 people crowded the steps of the Halifax Regional Police headquarters on Monday to show their support for a West Coast First Nation whose resistance to a pipeline has captured national headlines.

The demonstration was one of several held across Canada on Tuesday in response to the arrest of 14 people at a blockade maintained by the Wet’suwet’en First Nation on its traditional territory in central British Columbia.

The blockade is one of two major encampments aimed at disrupting TransCanada’s Coastal GasLink pipeline project, a proposal that aims to ship natural gas from nearby Dawson Creek through Wet’suwet’en territory to a planned export facility near Kitimat, B.C.

“I feel like we live in an age of reconciliation and questioning what that means, which I think is action,” said demonstrator Angela Henderson, who is originally from British Columbia.

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