Ape Goes to the October 22 Defend Our Coast Rally

Went down to the demo. to chill with several thousand fellow citizens concerned about oil tanker traffic off the coast of BC. Defend Our Coast, prominent organizers, message follows: The CBC is reporting 3,000 people are here today on this cold, just starting to get rainy October Monday. Our team thinks it’s closer to 5,000.

But remember: this is not just a protest rally. Hundreds of people have been trained (mainly over the past weekend) and intend to put their bodies on the line to get arrested. If we wanted sheer numbers, we would have held this on a weekend. The design of this action was for people who care passionately about protecting our coast to take direct action to show how strongly citizens across BC feel about this issue.

And as you can see from some of the earlier quotes from our First Nations allies, this direct resistance is just starting. And won’t stop until we win.

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Chris Cook

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