On the 18th of April, Occupy DC stormed the grounds of the Canadian
Embassy to protest official support for the Alberta tar sands oil mining
project. Two protesters managed to enter the embassy and the doors were
held open. As a result, the noisy mic checks disrupted some type of
formal event inside.
The was after a march on the main Washington DC lobbyist for
TransCanada, the corporation hoping to build the Keystone XL Pipeline
from the Alberta tar sands to an oil export terminal in Texas.
Protesters and security foot raced to the doors of that building, and
after about 15 minutes a whole pile of cops showed up. At that point,
protesterws dispersed into multiple small unites and reconverged on the
To get to the doors, protesters raced up the steps of the Plaza, looking
like the storming of the Supreme Court steps, and managed to gain
control of the doors and hold them open. When cops began building up in
the street, the instruction to "get out of Canada!" was shouted and
protesters raced off the Embassy grounds in all directions. Every single
protester got away clean, zero arrests!
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Tags: Occupy DC, Alberta Tar Sands, Keystone XL, Canada, Canadian Embassy, Embassy stormed
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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