Anarchists Blockade Shell Station in British Columbia to Protest Tar Sands

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Originally posted on Earth First! Newswire:

Crossposted from BCBlackout

On a sunny Saturday afternoon in East Vancouver, some thirty protesters gathered at a city park and then proceeded to blockade a Shell station located at Clark Drive and 12th Avenue.  Organized by BC Blackout, an anarchist project opposing industrial expansion & resource exploitation in the province, the rally targeted Shell for their participation in the Alberta Tar Sands and other environmental atrocities around the world.

The blockade lasted for approximately 1 hour, during which scores of leaflets were handed out to pedestrians and drivers, who were also exposed to banners reading “Blockade Pipelines” and “Get the (S)Hell Out of the Tar Sands- No Pipelines, No Tankers,” (both referring to planned pipelines including Enbridge’s Northern Gateway, the Pacific Trails Pipeline, and Kinder Morgan’s TransMountain pipeline).  Numerous motorists honked in approval as they drove by.

The same Shell station was blockaded on October 23 by Rising Tides…

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