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Markus Ermisch, QMI Agency
Greenpeace activists unfurl a large banner on the side of the Calgary Tower, Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010.  (Jim Wells/ QMI Agency)

Greenpeace activists unfurl a large banner on the side of the Calgary Tower, Tuesday, Aug 3, 2010. (Jim Wells/ QMI Agency)

CALGARY - Greenpeace protesters struck at the heart of Canada's energy capital Tuesday morning by unfurling a banner from the Calgary Tower.

Three members of the environmental group took the elevator up and then rappelled down the Calgary landmark, hanging a huge banner that says, "Separate Oil and State."

"While oil may run your car, it shouldn't run your government. Canada is not a petro-state and Big Oil should not be calling the shots and governments should not be ignoring the environmental destruction of the toxic tar sands," said Greenpeace campaigner Melina Laboucan-Massimo.


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