What an incredible day! Well over 500 people participated in the march and rally to the End of the Line here in Red Head (just outside of Saint John) New Brunswick. Red Head residents are concerned about the proposed Energy East pipeline and the tank farm that would be erected in their community.
But participants came from not just Red Head and Saint John, but all across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, Quebec, and Maine to express their solidarity with this community and their opposition to this pipeline and the expansion of the tar sands that would come with it.
It was a diverse crowd of indigenous and non-indigenous settler allies, Anglophone and Francophone (Acadian and Quebecois), first-time activists and those who have been fighting to protect the water, land and air for decades.