On the road

by Yule Heibel on April 24, 2003

Betty Krawczyk and the Women in the Woods began blockading a Walbran Valley logging road on Earth Day, April 22. Posting on Victoria Indymedia, one of the protesters, Justine Starke, reports that “Five Weyerhaeuser representatives tried to drive through the human blockade in the Walbran Valley” this morning. The logging corporations are looking to a future where they can extend their reach into every hectare of public land in BC, with NAFTA protecting their interests against democratic intervention. Their reps today used intimidation tactics to stop public protest, they roughly shoved one of the women, and tried to use vehicles to break up a blockade. They are obviously trying to frighten the protesters into leaving, but one hopes that by refusing to run, Betty Krawczyk will achieve her goal of being arrested.

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