Burlington, Vermont: Demonstrations turn confrontational outside Governors’ conference

Burlington police in riot gear shot a number of protesters with rubber bullets and pepper-sprayed and hit others as a large, peaceful demonstration turned violent and ugly Sunday afternoon.

No arrests were made, and none of the protesters seemed immediately to have been seriously injured.

Six New England Governors and five premiers from Canada’s eastern provinces were nowhere to be seen, but the roughly 500 demonstrators, assembling under the banner Convergence on the Conference,” who laid down at 3:30 Sunday afternoon in front of Burlington’s Hilton Hotel on Battery Street were convinced the officials would hear their main message: “No tar sand pipeline.”

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  1. I already loved Burlington and this is another reason to.

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