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Environmental activists against tar sands, which is a form of fuel producing more GHG emissions than conventional oil, have posted a video of themselves visiting the parliament in Canada. The activists managed to climb the roof of the parliament with t-shirts saying "oil out of politics," in hopes of disrupting the prime minister, Stephen Harper's address. Three demonstrators have been arrested.
The Guardian states the following:
"The Love Canada Hate Tar Sands site said: 'We have entered parliament to interrupt Harper's speech. We have managed to climb onto the roof with T-shirts saying 'oil out of politics', 'stop Harper' and 'stop the tar sands'. Two campaigners spilled molasses on the floor outside of Parliament'"
The activists said in a statement: "Cameron's government opens its arms to Harper and his cronies … Harper should be shamed internationally but he is instead invited to address both houses of parliament. Harper has taken Canada down a dangerous climate path, destroyed whole ecosystems and overriding centuries-old treaty rights."
Other protesters have demonstrated outside of the parliament as well. The UK Tar Sands Network protested as the Canadian prime minister arrived, with close to 50 people campainging against the extraction of oil from tar sands in the boreal forests of Canada.
"The group wants the UK government to support EU measures to label tar sands as more polluting than conventional oil and to discourage its future import."