Inside Politics

Rogue page takes on Washington over Keystone pipeline

Brigette DePape made headlines back in June when she staged a silent protest in the Senate, where she was employed as a page, during the throne speech. As Gov. Gen. David Johnston was reading the speech, DePape stepped into the centre of the Senate floor and held up a sign that read "Stop Harper."

The young woman was escorted out and promptly fired.

As a video posted on rabble.ca shows, DePape hasn't stopped her protesting ways. She's been down in Washington, D.C., joining protests against the proposed Keystone pipeline project.

In the clip, embedded below, DePape is in front of the White House explaining that she's been inspired by the protests and that they show people "are ready to take firm action for ... for life."

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