[R-G] Fwd: MEDIA ADVISORY: Six peaceful protesters arrested with unnecessary force at Chebucto Road

aaron doncaster aaron.doncaster at gmail.com
Sat Jul 5 13:06:48 MDT 2008

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From: CKDU news collective <news at ckdu.ca>
Date: Fri, Jul 4, 2008 at 1:58 PM
Subject: MEDIA ADVISORY: Six peaceful protesters arrested with unnecessary
force at Chebucto Road
To: news at ckdu.ca


 For Immediate Release

July 4, 2008

 Six peaceful demonstrators arrested with unnecessary force at Chebucto Road

 HALIFAX – Six Halifax-area citizens were arrested today as construction to
widen Chebucto Road at Mumford Road began. Citizens peacefully demonstrated
the construction by moblizing on the street and sitting in trees slated for
removal. Unnecessary force was used by police against protesters, who were
taken to the Halifax police station where they currently remain detained.
Police have stated that all six protesters will be released today, and face
court dates next week.

 One of the arrests was Brennan Vogel, journalist at CKDU radio, who has
been providing coverage of the citizen opposition to the Chebucto Road
widening project since Monday. Community events have been happening all week
in opposition to the Road widening project. Tune in to CKDU as it provides
on-going coverage of the event, including Vogel's show, wednesday at 3:30

 The City of Halifax voted last week to approve the widening of Chebucto
Road, a $2.6 million project that intends to increase car traffic by
removing trees and front lawns to create more car lanes, while zero dollars
have been allocated for bicycle transportation and infrastructure.

 *What: 6 arrests of peaceful protesters*

*Where: Chebucto Road*

*When: July 4, 2008, 12:30pm*

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For more information, please contact:

Chebucto Neighbourhood Association
Joe McDonnell, President

 CKDU Community News Collective
David Parker, Coordinator

David Parker
Spoken Word Coordinator

CKDU 88.1 FM
6136 University Ave. 4th Floor
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3H 4J2

Tel: (902) 494-2585

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