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Protester's arrested and removed from Eagle Ridge Bluff...(13imgs)

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by Done_rundleCams, May 28, 2006.

  1. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Police read out injunction to Protester's and Media..

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    Protester's fight back, albeit verbally, with a proclaimation, from the 1760's, stating that Natives/First Nations and guests can't be removed from Native land which was, subsequently, rebuffed by a member of the Native band in question...

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    The removal of Protester's begins..

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    And the protester's limo departs.....

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    BUT, not all the protester's were taken away.......right away


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    Although the protester (above) would be removed by the RCMP who have a group of officers who specialise in removing 'high rise' protestors :rolleyes: and the protester (below) was not arrested, searched nor taken away in the paddy wagon which was not commented upon.. :rolleyes:

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    In fact this was, and I quote a CBC reporter,
    and what was, also, interesting is the fact that not one of the protester's were handcuffed and there was no force involved in the removal :eek: which, of course, makes for an easier day for all involved :) ...
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    except, of course, the media :rolleyes:.

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  2. BigWill

    BigWill Gorgeous oversensitive Nikon-loving cream puff

    What a nice bunch of "tree huggers". Let's hope their protest did some good, even if ultimately all they can do is say "well we tried". Well done to the RCMP for handling it so tactfully as well...........................and of course well done to our intrepid "tree hugging" reporter "Jack" for documenting the whole thing.

    BigWill
     
  3. ElectricPics

    ElectricPics Well-Known Member

    Superb pictures Jack, particularly the first and those of the protestors being removed.
     
  4. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Re: Protester's arrested and removed from Eagle Ridge Bluff...UPDATE..

    ...UPDATE...the protesters came back this (Monday May 29th) morning including a number who had been arrested and the one fellow who wasn't -- see below -- but was the first (1st) person to go across the exclusion line after listening the police officer -- also in the photo below -- warn the protester's of the consequences of doing so .

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    Of course, I wasn't there this morning so I got to see it on TV:rolleyes:.

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  5. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Morning Will,

    Thanks very much.

    :)

    Jack
     
  6. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Morning Adrian,

    Thanks a lot...very much appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Jack
     
  7. jchrisc

    jchrisc Well-Known Member

    From the British press, it's difficult to get a clear picture of what this is all about. Some reports describe those involved as having a true interest in the local ecology and the loss of rare specimens and habitat - other reports say that they are a bunch of NIMBYs - well-to-do property owners who do not want a new road in the vicinity of their houses.

    What's your take on it Jack?

    It's great to have our own special reporter on the spot . . . . thanks . . . . :)
     
  8. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Morning Chris,

    Hate to give a politician's answer but I would say it is: <span style="color:green"> six(6) of one(1) and 1/2 a dozen or the other :D </span> with regards of the Nimby's vs the true ecology buffs BUT I would venture to say that the one's who went to gaol and don't live in the area are more 'ecology
    buffs'....and, FWIW, here are some of the reports from the local media:

    Firstly, the CBC

    Secondly, from the horse's mouth...The Coalition to save Eagle Ridge


    Thirdly, from two(2) years ago...to the day...a report from a local (alternative) online magasine

    MacLean's .....Canada's news magasine

    An "op/ed" piece from the North Shore News...local newspaper

    The North Shore News.... the local (area) newspaper

    There ya' go Chris (et al) that should keep ya busy trying to figure out the real angle.... :rolleyes:

    :D

    Jack
     
  9. jchrisc

    jchrisc Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jack - the only thing clear is that the situation is unclear . . . . . :D

    We've had similar situations from time to time and I think even Solomon would be stumped.
     
  10. Done_rundleCams

    Done_rundleCams AP Forum Ambassador to Canada

    Morning Chris,

    The situations is very similar to weather forecasts....the consistency is the inconsistency :rolleyes:.

    Cheers,

    Jack
     

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