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Activists chain themselves to fence to protest Enbridge's Line 9 reversal

10/07/2014 08:04 EDT | Updated 12/07/2014 05:59 EST
Three activists chained themselves to a fence at Enbridge's Montreal headquarters Tuesday morning.

Alyssa Symons-Bélanger is one of the protesters.

She tied a heavy chain around her waist and a bicycle u-lock around her neck chaining her to a fence at Enbridge's headquarters on Henri-Bourassa East.

“I know that today I stand with these people, and these people stand with me also in opposition of Enbridge’s Line 9," she said.

The group of protesters, who according to Symons-Bélanger are not part of a larger organization, issued a news release Tuesday morning saying they were looking to disrupt Suncor's refinery operations.

Enbridge transports the crude oil to Montreal via pipeline, where refineries like Suncor process it.

Symons-Bélanger said she is there to protest the reversal of Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline for a variety of reasons, including safety concerns, and improper compensation for people whose land is touched by the pipeline.

She was a member of the group of protesters who walked for 34 days from Cacouna, Que., to Kanesatake in the spring.

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