LOCK DOWN LINE 9: Environmental justice activists successfully shut down Line 9 construction site in Toronto #LockDownLine9
At 6am on Dec 2, 2013, members of Rising Tide Toronto successfully shut down construction for Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline in North Toronto. Five people, including two priests, locked down to equipment to prevent further work on this project. Approximately 40 workers were sent home for the day and activists continue to occupy the construction site.
in depth coverage:
“Toronto activists lock down to equipment at Enbridge Line 9 river crossing” http://www.mediacoop.ca/newsrelease/20197
“Activists Shut Down a Line 9 Construction Site in Toronto” By Michael Toledano http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/activists-shut-down-a-line-9-construction-site-in-toronto
National Energy Board Hearings and Disruption
After three days of uneventful bureaucratic protocol, the National Energy Board hearings for Enbridge’s Line 9 pipeline reversal erupted into a noisy but non-violent demonstration, as protesters in solidarity with Idle No More, and the now infamous Elsipogtog anti-fracking blockade, packed into the hearings and burst into chants, song, and dance, during Amanda Lickers intervention for Rising Tide Toronto.
Video & Story: http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/how-activists-shut-down-the-enbridge-line-9-pipeline-hearings
Swamp the Courts! Solidarity with Swamp Line 9
Twelve cities across Canada, including Toronto, participated in solidarity actions June 25 in support of activists who took over a pumping station north of Hamilton, Ontario last Thursday morning. Rising Tide Toronto organized the “Swamp the Courts” action in response to the activists at Swamp Line 9 receiving a court injunction against their occupation. photo: Allan.Lissner.net