They're calling it the "largest act of peaceful civil disobedience on the climate issue that Canada has ever seen."
Greenpeace, along with over 80 First Nations, environmental, labour, academic, medical and artistic groups, is organizing a mass sit-in in front of B.C.'s provincial legislature on October 22 as a protest against oil sand pipelines and tankers on the west coast. The demonstration is dubbed Defend our Coast.
"The October sit-in builds on the success of protests against tar sands expansion and pipelines that have taken place in the U.S. and Canada in recent months," notes an event press release.
"The August 2011 sit-ins in Washington D.C. that helped delay approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and the September 26, 2011 sit-in in Ottawa that helped put Canadian tar sands pipeline proposals in the national spotlight."
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