Sunday 1st March, 2pm – 3pm at the east end of Princes Street, Edinburgh (opposite Balmoral Hotel)
Scot.E3 has called a protest in solidarity with indigenous land defenders in the Wet’suwet’en territory of British Columbia. They are protesting against the construction of a new gas pipeline across their land. The construction project breaks the Canadian constitution, however, the protests have been met with harsh repression by Royal Canadian Mounted Police. There has been solidarity action across Canada.
At a time of climate crisis we should be phasing out oil and gas. The Wet’suwet’en protesters are in the front line of our common struggle for a sustainable future.
‘It’s a whole damn army up there. They’ve got guns on, they’ve got tactical gear on. They look like they’re ready for war.’
– Wet’suwet’en hereditary Chief Woos (Frank Alec).
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At the time of writing the Edinburgh solidarity event has been cohosted by: Friends of the Earth Scotland, Young Friends of the Earth Scotland, People and Planet Edinburgh, rs21 Scotland, Edinburgh Youth Climate Strike and Extinction Rebellion Edinburgh
There is also a protest in London at Canada House on the same day.