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Anti-Fracking Rally in Canada Turns Violent

40 arrested; police vehicles torched


Mounties have arrested at least 40 protesters at an anti-fracking blockade in New Brunswick after police cruisers were torched when RCMP moved in.

Charges include firearms offences, uttering threats, intimidation, mischief, and refusing to abide by a court injunction.

Native protesters hit with rubber bullets and pepper spray apparently retaliated by torching at least five cop cars.

Mounties said at least one shot was fired by someone other than police, and Molotov cocktails were thrown at cops.