Here are some photos from Michael Schmidt’s protest and arrest at Site 41 near Elmvale last Thursday. Transmission of the photos had been delayed by prolonged power outage in the Durham area due to tornado damage. For full story see this earlier post.
Michael Schmidt blocks Gate 2 at Site 41, keeping the gravel trucks at bay and doing his part to prevent a garbage dump being built on top of some of Ontario purest drinking water.
You never know when a couple of hay bales will come in handy!
Camera crew and reporter from A-Channel was on site to cover the action.
Dump construction is going ahead in spite of massive citizen protests.
Standing united with our native brothers and sisters.
Michael Schmidt prevented five dump trucks from entering the site.
OPP video surveillance van arrives.
OPP negotiators try to convince Michael Schmidt to leave.
OPP arrive four hours after protest began.
Michael Schmidt is arrested and handcuffed.
...and taken to the police station. On the way he learns there has been a tornado in Durham.
A beautiful rainbow seen on returning to the campsite after being released by police.