While Extinction Rebellion is often painted as just a climate protest movement, we are demanding action on all forms of ecological damage — including damage to the waters that are the blood of our Living Planet. In the 1970s, a paper mill ruined the river that runs through Grassy Narrows by dumping mercury. The federal and provincial governments have refused to clean this mess up for decades and the people of that community have been living with the consequences. On June 20, Extinction Rebellion Toronto marched through Toronto in solidarity with the people of Grass Narrows and their demand for a clean environment for themselves and all living things. We thank the people of Grassy Narrows for their courage and perserverance in the face of so much injustice. Indigenous people have been defending our planet against predation for centuries.
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