FREDERICTON, N.B.- The New Brunswick government opens it’s fall session of the legislature this afternoon and politicians won’t be the only people gathering there.

A protest against shale gas fracking in the province is planned for today .

A citizens march will take place through the downtown ending with a rally in front of the legislature with a number of groups and organizations taking part

Rally and march organizer Julia Linke says they want to send a message to the premier. “What we are really demanding is for our government, our premier (David) Alward to honour his duty to prevent harm and to stop until this industry is proven safe”.

We’ll be in Fredericton for today’s speech from the throne.

Reporter Alison Morash will provide details as they become available.