RBC Branch Bombed By Activists-Ottawa by Markus Noé
Ottawa ON – At approximately 3:30 am Tuesday morning an indigenous activist group known as (FFFC-Ottawa) made a public announcement. This statement came in the form of a firebomb that destroyed the entrance of a RBC (Royal Bank of Canada) branch office located on the corner of Bank & First in the “Glebe” part of downtown Ottawa.
This Al-Qaeda like attack was brought on because of the FFFC’s disgust with a series of RBC sponsored events. However the main issues plaguing this group of activists are the bank’s contribution to the 2010 Olympics and their continued financial support of the Alberta Tar Sands.
A home made video which can be seen at httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5RiRuo5R38 not only outlines the FFFC platforms but also shows them planting the bomb and barely escaping the burning building.
The issues with the 2010 Olympics in the words of the FFFC are “the Royal Bank of Canada was a major sponsor of the recently concluded 2010 Olympics on stolen indigenous land. This land was never legally ceded to the colonial British Columbia. This hasn’t stopped the government from assuming full ownership of the land for the benefit of its corporate masters and to the detriment to the aboriginal peoples.”
The FFFC issue with the tar sands is how the RBC presents itself has a “green corporation, but on the other hand is also a huge contributor to the tar sand project. These pollution pits are projected to increase to seven times its current size in the coming years according to a stat presented in the video.
Many valid points are brought up in this video which explains the FFFC’s actions. However do these points give the FFFC the right to commit acts of terror? It will be interesting how the Harper government will treat this incident while utilizing their “tough on crime” policies.
This will be especially intriguing during the upcoming G20 summit in Toronto on June 26-27 and the G8 summit near Huntsville, Ont., June 25-26 which the FFFC have already stated they will be attending both.
What is your opinion on this attack on the RBC?
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