Update from Swampline9 — June 25th, 3:30pm

26 Jun

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from Swampline9

7 Hours ago we were served an injunction that gave us 2 hours to leave the property. We kept our shit together, and are working together to keep this thing going. While some people packed up the camp and shuttled stuff to the top of the driveway, others built an elaborate barricade at the back and put themselves in an encasement. 3 people are inside of the encasement and are locked to the fence which leads into the construction site. 1 other person is sitting on top of the barricade and holding tight. About 20 of us are camped out in the middle of the driveway where it meets Concession 6, and are going to keep negotiations up to hold this space as best as we can.

Despite earlier reports, police are not blocking access to this site. We are asking for as many people as possible to come and join our action as it continues to shift and respond to this situation. If a situation arrises where we can no longer safely hold down this driveway, we will move our action to the other side of the street and continue to show support with the people locked down.

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Our camping days may be over, but for now this struggle lives on. Those 4 bad-asses at the back of the site have built an impressive and solid barricade, and we don’t expect the police or Enbridge will be able to remove them from the site anytime soon.

Now that things have settled down a little bit we will be posting regular updates, so stay tuned to our tumblr site and follow us on twitter @Swampline9.

Swamp on,

-SL9

2 Responses to “Update from Swampline9 — June 25th, 3:30pm”

  1. peacecenter June 26, 2013 at 8:58 am #

    Hell yeah! Solidarity from residents of the occupied Kalamazoo River watershed. Stay strong, yall!

  2. anarchists June 26, 2013 at 11:37 am #

    On Saturday night and Tuesday night, one CN mainline & one CP mainline passing through the surrounding area of Westover were disrupted by attaching a length of copper wire to the rails, signally traffic to stop. This was inspired by the occupation of a Enbridge pumping station in Westover.

    We choose to disrupt freight traffic after hearing of the occupation, and wanted to show our complicity with their struggle. The occupation was served an injunction on Tuesday, and we hope our actions let those occupiers know they are not alone. today they were arrested and removed.

    Our actions are linked by their anti-capitalist nature, and freight traffic is an easy target for our resistance.

    -some anarchists

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