When the RCMP read out the court’s injunction against protesters “resisting” Kinder Morgan’s surveying work on Burnaby Mountain it was like they pulled the trigger on a starting gun; beckoning every professional protester, cop hater, and misguided AnarchoKiddy™ to rush up to Burnaby post-haste!
Today’s graph is still a work-in-progress, I’ve managed to compile a significant number of the protesters who were arrested or detained, but there’s still a lot of work to do! This is where you come in dear readers, I’d like to try a crowdsourcing experiment. No, the article’s purpose isn’t to ask for money (but if you like my work, there’s no better way to tell me than pressing the donation button near the top-right of this page!), what I’m hoping for is that some of you can help find me more names!
Besides names and networks, to get you started- here are a couple key things that we can learn from the chart:
1.) Yes, some of the protesters appear to be genuinely motivated by their (perceived) issues with the project- but we’re also seeing a lot of the same old faces we saw at the 2010 Olympics, Occupy, and even the G20. Basically, there’s nearly as much AstroTurf as BC Place!
2.) It’s impossible to miss how many of the key players here have been to the violent Unist’ot’en Action Camp- an anarchist sponsored protest in northern BC that the RCMP view as an extremist organization. Even the “great” David Suzuki himself has taken the trip up there (his grandson too).
So while you’re surfing the Net reading about the antics of the Burnaby Mountain rabble, if you see information about anyone else who got arrested or detained, please share (either in the comments section, or to my email box ([email protected]).
Thanks in-advance for your help- hope you enjoy (and if you do, the donation button is on the top-right side of the page!). To view a person/organization’s network just hover the mouse over their icon, click it to pop-up more details on them, and use your scroll wheel or the graph’s “+/-” buttons to zoom in and out.