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Breaking: 6 People Arrested for disruption of Enbridge Pipeline Joint Review Panel

3 minute audio interview with Maryam Adrangi

by Zach Ruiter

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Click the 'play' button above for a short interview with activist Maryam Adrangi

"The Joint Review Panel has not only limited the people that can come in there... but they have also said they don't want to be talking about emissions from the Tar Sands and they don't want to be talking about the effects of climate change" said activist Maryam Adrangi,  "all of which very linked to this pipeline, so several people went in there saying it is public hearings and if this is a democracy and we should be able to be speaking about these things"

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According to Maryam Adrangi, six people were arrested for attending the Joint Review Panel for Enbridge's Tar Sands Pipeline.  The hearing was taking place in Vancouver's Sharton Wall Centre. 

According to Adrangi, the six people are expected to be released shortly and will make statements.  Although it is a public hearing, they were not welcomed yet attended anyway and arrested for wearing t-shirt with messages on them, regardless that whenever anyone wears clothing, be it a suit and tie or t-shirt, they are sending a message, and the message sent by those arrested was clear; they do not condone the rubber stamp process to expidite the interests of Enbridge and the Tar Sands over the Earth and its people. 

The simple and peaceful act of disruption was met with state repression, whereas the criminal and ecocidal act of rubberstamping the Tar Sands pipeline is fully condoned in this police state. 

I will update this story as more information becomes availble and hopefully speak with some of the six people who were arrested. 

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