Fracking protestors clash with police in New Bruswick
Read this breaking news story from CBC.ca on today’s clash between fracking protestors and police in New Brunswick.
Shale gas protesters and RCMP trying to enforce an injunction are clashing in Rexton, N.B., with the violence including two police vehicles that have been set on fire.
The violence started about 1 p.m. Thursday, after police fired pepper spray at a group of male protesters trying to push through the police line.
CBC reporter Tori Weldon said it sounded as if shots were fired.
The vehicles set on fire are a cruiser and one that is unmarked, according to another CBC reporter, Jen Choi.
The RCMP moved in on the protesters on Route 134 in Rexton early Thursday, to enforce a court injunction issued on Oct. 3 against demonstrators who have been blocking a highway for weeks.