Occupy DC storms grounds of Canadian Embassy over tar sands mining
On the 17th of April, Occupy DC stormed the grounds of the Canadian Embassy to protest official support for the Alberta tar sands oil mining project. Two protesters managed to enter the embassy and the doors were held open. As a result, the noisy mic checks disrupted some type of formal event inside.
The was after a march on the main Washington DC lobbyist for TransCanada, the corporation hoping to build the Keystone XL Pipeline from the Alberta tar sands to an oil export terminal in Texas. Protesters and security foot raced to the doors of that building, and after about 15 minutes a whole pile of cops showed up. At that point, protesterws dispersed into multiple small unites and reconverged on the Canadian Embassy.
To get to the doors, protesters raced up the steps of the Plaza, looking like the storming of the Supreme Court steps, and managed to gain control of the doors and hold them open. When cops began building up in the street, the instruction to “get out of Canada!” was shouted and protesters raced off the Embassy grounds in all directions. Every single protester got away clean, zero arrests!