What started as a forum teaching about potential careers in LNG was turned into a protest by about a dozen demonstrators from the Secwepemc Women Warrior Society and The Caretakers on Tuesday, in Kamloops, B.C.
CBC News reported about a dozen anti-fracking demonstrators waving signs reading “Fracking endangers humanity” burst into the auditorium, where the forum was being hosted by the province, WorkBC and Science World.
“We went to intervene and let the children know that they have choices,” said Kanahus Manuel, one of protesters.
“Whether it is clean water or indigenous land rights, they have choices on where their position is going to be as the future.”
The protesters were eventually forced from the conference by RCMP officers.
The demonstrators tried to disrupt the conference again on Wednesday, but were stopped by RCMP and taken into custody.
About 750 students have attended the forum so far.