Councillor says protesters arrested, pepper-sprayed in New Brunswick

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The push to stop shale gas exploration in NB erupted into violence after police moved into dismantle a blockade Ross Lord reports.

REXTON, N.B. – RCMP officers fired rubber bullets* and used tear gas to break up an anti-shale gas protest in eastern New Brunswick on Thursday.

Police arrested a number of protesters, including a Mi’kmaq First Nation chief, at the scene.

Demonstrators, who have blocked Route 134 outside Rexton for a number of weeks, retaliated by setting six vehicles, including police cars, on fire.

Raw footage: Scenes from the protest site near Rexton, N.B.

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About 100 protesters were at the scene of the blockade Thursday morning when RCMP officers acting on a court injunction moved in to dismantle the encampment blocking…

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