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Friday, October 18, 2013

Guns, Knives, Explosives & Bear Spray Seized In Rexton

Guns, knives, explosives and bear spray are just a few of the items being seized by the RCMP at an encampment near the site of a Rexton shale gas protest.

In a statement today, RCMP Commanding officer assistant commissioner Roger Brown telling media the weapons and explosives seized show it was no longer a peaceful protest and a threat to public safety.

Brown adds the officers showed professionalism while some in the crowd were throwing rocks and bottles at them and spraying them with bear spray.

40 people were arrested in the melee and early this morning an attempt was made to burn the Elsipogtog First Nation RCMP office.  The fire was put out.