Backus. Minnesota. Report on a blockade of Line 3 pipe-yard by the Giniw Collective.
Originally published by Giniw Collective Facebook page (facebook.com/giniwcollective).
Water Protector Ascends Tripod Blockading Enbridge Line 3 Pipe-yard
(Backus, MN) Monday morning, a water protector bravely ascended a tripod high in the air blockading an Enbridge pipe-yard, as dozens of supporters held space below.
Since giving the final green light on November 30th for Enbridge to bulldoze through Minnesota’s watersheds for its tar sands expansion project, the Walz administration has met a series of escalating direct actions with complete silence. Actions have ranged from mass arrest, prayer walks to proposed river drilling sites, tree sits, and locking to heavy equipment.
On December 19th, a Line 3 construction worker was killed at an Enbridge worksite. After an hours-long halt, work resumed.
Before ascending into the air in front of a tar sands pipe-yard, Emma Harrison said, “I’m part of the Line 3 resistance movement because this pipeline embodies everything I believe is wrong with the world. Profits for a few over the well-being of all communities near and far, present and future. Stopping Line 3 is a tangible way to fight for the world I want to live in.”
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