REXTON, N.B. – There were some tense moments today as a protest against shale gas exploration in New Brunswick entered its fourth day.
About 70 people confronted police and demanded that a trailer be allowed to pass through a blockade set up by police near Rexton.
The protesters, who have been demonstrating outside a compound where SWN Resources has stored exploration equipment, said they wanted the trailer as a first aid station.
After about an hour, police allowed the trailer to pass, once the protesters ended their confrontation and returned to their original protest location a short distance down Highway 134.
They have set up camp and cut down trees across the highway.
They are demanding that the province halt all shale gas exploration and that SWN Resources leave the province.