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Police have arrested an estimated 100 peaceful protesters

Interview with Ben Powless

by Dru Oja Jay

Protesters trapped in front of Novatel by police. Photo: Activestills
Protesters trapped in front of Novatel by police. Photo: Activestills
Protesters trapped in front of Novatel by police. Photo: Activestills
Protesters trapped in front of Novatel by police. Photo: Activestills
Mohawk activist Ben Powless
Mohawk activist Ben Powless

Mohawk activist Ben Powless describes the scene at the Novatel Hotel at 1am on Saturday night.

An estimated 150 peaceful protesters have been arrested (they were given no option to leave).

The remaining 50 peaceful protesters are trapped by the police in front of the Hotel, where workers are on strike for basic benefits.

Read more about the Novatel strike here.

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Writer, organizer, Media Co-op co-founder. Co-author of Paved with Good Intentions and Offsetting Resistance.

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