In an effort to “up” their impact and effectiveness, this was the most organized, detailed and possibly the most expensive, demonstration yet. But that showy stuff is just surface level and didn’t make the protestors any smarter which is why organizers worked so hard to stop us from putting a microphone in front of them.
Watch as I try to interview some of the low information protesters who were being warned not to speak to me rather than actually try to engage in an intellectual, fact-based exchange.
When the facts aren’t on your side, name-calling and physical force is all that’s left.
But it wasn't all anti-everything all the time at this protest. While I was covering things on the land I was informed of a small counter protest on the water in the form or a freedom navy. As you’ll see, Oil Sands Action were out on the water with some signs of support for our industry. Tune in next time for my chat with one of these young men.