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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Shale Gas Protestors Confronted By The RCMP

A court injunction issued a while back to end a blockade by shale gas protestors near Rexton is now being enforced. 

The RCMP closed highway 134 near Rexton as well as a section of Highway 11 between Rexton and Sainte-Anne-de-Kent.

The Mounties moved in around 7:30 this morning. The injunction was granted earlier this month to end the blockade of a SWN Resources compound. 

The protesters, many of whom are from First Nations, are demanding the energy company stop seismic testing and leave the province. 

Talks to end the blockade involving the Premier were not successful.