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Extinction Rebellion stages ‘bitumen spill’ outside prime minister’s office –

In response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s approval of the Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline on June 18, Extinction Rebellion Ottawa organized a “bitumen spill” the following afternoon outside his office in downtown Ottawa.

Extinction Rebellion billed the action as “taking the Trans Mountain fight to the prime minister’s doorstep.”

There are many reasons to oppose the 890,000-barrels-per-day tar sands pipeline.

It violates Indigenous sovereignty and lacks the free, prior and informed consent of numerous First Nations.

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