Anti-fracking protesters set up camp on B.C. Premiere lawn

A group of Canadians decided to set up shop on the lawn of the B.C. Premiere's home to protest...

A group of Canadians decided to set up shop on the lawn of the B.C. Premiere's home to protest fracking measures, like the one in the image above.

Jeremy Nuttall, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:48 PM ET

VANCOUVER - A brief protest against the LNG industry saw a 15-foot mock fracking rig set up on the Vancouver lawn of British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on Sunday morning.

Maryam Adrangi, local spokeswoman for the group Rising Tide, said the protest drew attention to fracking, a process used to extract natural gas from private property around B.C.

“If (Clark) thinks the oil and gas industry can just set up fracking rigs wherever they want ... then why not bring it to her front door?” Adrangi said. “The cops said we were trespassing, which is interesting because they don’t actually go up to northeastern B.C. and tell the industry that they are trespassing on people’s lands.”

A spokesman for the premier’s office said Clark was at home making breakfast when the protest began and would not “dignify it with a response.”

Neighbours called the police when the demonstration started.

Rising Tide said fracking endangers the land and water supply of ranchers and others living in areas in which the process is used.

In late October, violent protests against fracking erupted in New Brunswick, with protesters burning police cars.


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