99 arrests in Ottawa as students confront Trudeau over pipelines

posted Oct 31, 2016, 12:51 PM by L Williams

Close to 100 students and youth were arrested on Parliament Hill today for their participation in what organizers describe as “the largest act of youth-led climate civil disobedience in Canadian history.”

"I came to Ottawa today to risk arrest, and ultimately to be arrested,” Gabriel D’Astous, a recent UBC graduate, explained to Ricochet by phone. “I want to send a message to the prime minister that he must have a climate policy which respects not only climate science, but Indigenous rights, and that means rejecting the Kinder Morgan pipeline.”