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Friday, July 31, 2009

"Don't Take the Law into Your Own Hands..."

"...you take them court."

Remeber that classic line from the end of the original People's Court. The one with Whapner. From the Facebook group SAVE OUR OLD GROWTH FOREST comes this message this evening.


Subject: City Files Injunction Against Land Defenders

July 31st, 2009: Today the City of Guelph has notified us that they are filing for an injunctionon Tuesday in the courts to remove us from the Hanlon Creek Old Growth site. This would mean they have a court order forcing the police to remove us from the site and could result in arrests and criminal charges from our actions to defend the land.

The city, its staff and this apparently “green” council continues to ignore our demands and push for an escalation of conflict by sending in the police to remove us. We wont just disappear into the court system or stop our opposition to the HCBP. This project can not go through, we will stop this.

To the city, we wont let you shove this injunction down our throats, you can’t ignore the problems with this development anymore.

We need your support, both on and off the site. If you are able to, we strongly encourage and support your decision to come join us on the site opposing this destructive development. If you do not feel comfortable coming up to the encampment and potentially facing a charge of trespassing or more, we encourage you to show your support by standing at the entranceway off of Downey and helping us spread the word. If you are unable to be on site, please show your support by calling the following people to express that you are opposed to the eviction of people who are defending this land and water that we all need. Please express that you disagree with any arrests that will be made.

As for city response to the goings on, I've collected a few links for you to check out at your leisure.

Response from Mayor Farbridge on her blog
City Release from July 30th
City Release from July 31st

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