Manitoba chief backs shale gas protest
Oct 20, 2013 / 9:36 am
The protest in New Brunswick over shale gas exploration is drawing support from a Manitoba chief.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says Grand Chief Derek Nepinak is travelling to the community of Rexton to stand with the Elsipogtog First Nation and other protesters.
The assembly says Nepinak will present medicine and a beaver pelt to the leaders of the New Brunswick First Nation.
The protesters want SWN Resources to stop seismic testing and leave the province.
The protest turned violent on Thursday, when six police vehicles were burned and Molotov cocktails were tossed at police.
Officers arrested 40 people, including Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock.
Read more Canada News
- Don't compare Marion Barry to Rob Ford
- Suspended senator becomes reporter
- Town mourns 4 teens killed in crash
- Obese yet healthy a myth says study
- Ont. man arrested for murder of BC man
- Canadian man accused of espionage
- Harper sings, but he doesn't dance
- Inmate takes hostage at Edmonton jail
- Cdn torture policy irks security alliance
- Animal abuse law enforcement lacking
- RCMP arrest man on spying charges
- Avoid the legal pitfalls at office parties