CFN – Monday September 26th there was a protest at Parliament Hill. It was billed strictly as a protest about the Keystone XL Pipeline, but it was interesting to see it essentially be a Stephen Harper hate fest.
No Kent State this protest. It was the most civilized and staged events I’ve ever seen. A perimeter of fencing was set up and after the speeches and cheers groups of people decided to walk across the fence thus incurring arrest.
Chief Bill Erasmus
The Rogue Page, Brigette De Pape made a surprise appearance as well before the march started.
The oddest thing watching this demonstration was the cooperation between the protesters and the RCMP. Only a small wave came over at a time. The RCMP even helped those that needed assistance over the barricades before charging them.
First Line of Protesters
So a lot of people got to say their piece on the Hill. There was some media coverage, but it certainly wasn’t what was advertised, and those celebs voicing their concern didn’t show up.
What do you think? Was this protest a success or was it for show? Will the bitumen flow from Alberta and the North to Texas? You can post your comments below.