Multiple Line 5 demonstrations planned throughout Labor Day Weekend

Groups to amplify their concerns over risks of a Line 5 oil spill

Aug. 31, 2017

MACKINAW CITY – Throughout Labor Day weekend, multiple groups will hold demonstrations across northern Michigan to call attention to Enbridge’s 64-year-old Line 5 pipelines that currently run under Michigan’s Great Lakes. The safety of the pipeline has been brought into question by many groups, most recently the state of Michigan.

 

Below is a list of Michigan demonstrations planned for the Labor Day Weekend:

 

Saturday, Sept. 2 

 

  • 10:30 a.m. – Mackinaw City, Pipe Out Flotilla Launch

 

            WHO: Pipe Out
            WHAT: Protestors will protest in kayaks, canoes and boats

WHERE: Nicolet St. and Huron Ave., Mackinaw City, MI
CONTACT: Jannan J. Cornstalk, pipeout2015@gmail.com, 231-487-8117

 

  • 2 p.m. – Mackinaw City, National Rally and Protest of Line 5 – Indian Pathways Park, Indian Pathways Park (N Nicolet St between Central and Jamet Streets)

WHO: Pipe Out
WHAT: Rally and Protest of Line 5

          WHERE: Indian Pathways Park (N Nicolet St between Central and Jamet Streets)
         CONTACT: Nathan Frischkorn, frischkornnathan@gmail.com, 906-251-0113

 

  • 2 p.m. – Mackinaw City – Michigan Welcome Center, National Rally and Protest of Line 5 Michigan Welcome Center (710 S Nicolet St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701)

 

            WHO: Pipe Out

            WHAT: Rally and Protest of Line 5

            WHERE: Michigan Welcome Center (710 S Nicolet St, Mackinaw City, MI 49701)

            CONTACT: Nathan Frischkorn, frischkornnathan@gmail.com, 906-251-0113

 

  • 3:30 PM – Mackinaw City, Press Conference

 

            WHO: Pipe Out, Tribal leaders, state lawmakers, other elected officials

            WHAT: Press Conference

            WHERE: Nicolet St. and Huron Ave. Mackinaw City, MI

            CONTACT: Jannan Cornstalk, pipeout2015@gmail.com, 231-487-8117

 

Monday, Sept. 4

 

  • UPDATED: Oil & Water Don’t Mix Bridge Walk

7 a.m. – First group of walkers departs St. Ignace

           9 a.m. – Second group of walkers departs St. Ignace

 

WHO: Oil & Water Don’t Mix

WHAT: Bridge Walk from St. Ignace to Mackinaw City           

WHERE: St. Ignace side of Mackinac Bridge

CONTACT: David Holtz, 313-300-4454