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“Youth Stage Peaceful Sit-in for Climate Justice inside House of Common’s Environment Committee”

2009

A press release that is connected with the Direct Action in Canada for Climate Justice web site

Ottawa — At approximately 11:30am, six youth staged a peaceful sit-in inside the Canadian parliament, at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development in the Centre Block, pledging to stay until the Harper government acts to combat the climate crisis by committing to large-scale, science-based carbon emission reductions. The sit-in is part of an ongoing series of acts of peaceful civil disobedience taking place across the country since late November, during which time almost thirty people have been arrested for peacefully occupying the offices of six Conservative Cabinet Ministers.

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(Note: Other material about that climate justice sit-in is posted here)

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