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Greenpeace Activists Arrested

Posted by mhudema on July 25, 2008

Greenpeace activists arrested near Fort McMurray

Greenpeace posted this picture on their website Thursday afternoon of a banner they put up near a tailings pond which read Greenpeace posted this picture on their website Thursday afternoon of a banner they put up near a tailings pond which read ‘World’s Dirtiest Oil: Stop the Tar Sands.’
Another photo posted on the Greenpeace website Thursday afternoon.Another photo posted on the Greenpeace website Thursday afternoon.

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Updated: Thu. Jul. 24 2008 8:09 PM ET

Eleven Greenpeace activists were arrested at the Syncrude Aurora Oilsands site for trespassing onto the property Thursday afternoon.

The activists told reporters earlier in the day that they expected to be arrested after they blocked a pipe at the plant located near Fort McMurray.

They said the pipe flowed into the same tailings pond where 500 ducks died earlier this year.

Syncrude officials called RCMP after they found the group on their property.

“With this case they were escorted off the property, issued violation tickets under the provincial statute for trespassing and basically what it is, is a $287 fine,” said RCMP Cst. Ali Fayad.

RCMP say charges are pending against all 11 activists.

With files from the Canadian Press

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