Mantioba chief shows support of protest
REXTON, N.B. - The protest in New Brunswick over shale gas exploration is drawing support from a Manitoba chief.
The Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs says Grand Chief Derek Nepinak is travelling to the community of Rexton to stand with the Elsipogtog First Nation and other protesters.
The assembly says Nepinak will present medicine and a beaver pelt to the leaders of the New Brunswick First Nation.
The protesters want SWN Resources to stop seismic testing and leave the province.
The protest turned violent on Thursday, when six police vehicles were burned and Molotov cocktails were tossed at police.
Officers arrested 40 people, including Elsipogtog Chief Arren Sock.