HALIFAX, N.S. — He is camping in front of the town hall to protest against the lack of protection of the province’s forests. He went on a hunger strike outside Province House for what he calls “ecocide”. And now Jacob Fillmore has a bike lock around his neck, attached to a piece of forestry equipment in Dartmouth. The 26-year-old activist is at Eisner Cove, trying to prevent the clear-cutting of a forest that supporters say needs to be protected. Fillmore says he’s here to make a difference, and he’s here to send a message.
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