Last Saturday, activists equipped with petroleum based products like sea kayaks, banners and paints, took to the waters of Burrard Inlet to protest work being done by Kinder Morgan at their marine terminal.
The activists attempted to disrupt the beginning of the long delayed TransMountain pipeline expansion by mooring approximately 50 kayaks linked in a chain to the Kinder Morgan barge.
Once police arrived, five activists were arrested and charged with criminal mischief.
Among the five was a familiar face:
It appears that after Mahon left OSAG, she was free to return to the hard-core activism she does best.
And if Saturday's action and the press conference she hosted with three others arrested on the following Monday are any indication, Mahon insists this is just the beginning.
Watch as I reveal that Mahon's organization Stand.Earth will begin to hold training sessions for activists to learn how to participate in non-violent direct action, and also give you a sense of the kind of people besides Mahon, who are leading the cause.
Kinder Morgan hopes to begin serious work on the project as soon as possible, but they are facing challenges in court and from local municipalities like Burnaby who seem to be deliberately delaying issuing permits as they oppose the project.
As the protests develop and escalate, count on The Rebel to be there exposing the truth about these activists.