Addressing hundreds of protestors rallying in downtown Vancouver after the federal government gave the thumbs up to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Pipeline proposal, a prominent First Nations leader says, the war is on.
Grand Chief Stewart Phillip with the Union of BC Indians Chiefs told a roaring crowd the Harper government has declared war.
“There will be the need to go out on to the lands and on to the waters and to physically stop any effort on the part of Enbridge to do preparatory work, site preparation, surveying, while this matter is in the courts. And I know you know as well as I do, that some of us here are going to jail.”
At one point hundreds of chanting anti-pipeline protestors descended into the intersection at West Georgia and Hamilton blocking traffic, but quickly dispersed.