Eco activists swap press releases for climbing ropes at protest school

Climbing ropes will soon take their place alongside press releases and briefing books for Alberta eco-activists as they seek to bring a more flamboyant style to their protests against the provinceā€˜s greenhouse gas-generating energy megaprojects.

At a small camp outside Edmonton, up to 50 people from across Canada are at a week-long workshop on non-violent protest techniques, including how to climb buildings or other structures to hang bedsheet-sized banners.

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