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Canada RCMP arrest six protesters in northern B.C. gas pipeline blockade

19:11  06 february  2020
19:11  06 february  2020 Source:   vancouversun.com

Wet’suwet’en vow to keep fighting after RCMP make arrests at pipeline blockade camp

  Wet’suwet’en vow to keep fighting after RCMP make arrests at pipeline blockade camp The protesters say those arrested are now on their way back to the camp to keep fighting the court order and protect their ancestral lands. READ MORE: RCMP move in to clear northern B.C. gas pipeline blockade, 6 arrests made "They're on their way back, and it's a testament to the fact that we're not going anywhere," said Molly Wickham, a spokesperson for the Gidimt'en clan that is part of the Wet'suwet'en Nation."You can arrest us, you can try to remove us from the territory, you can remove us from the territory violently, and we will always come back.

The arrest of 14 people at an Indigenous blockade in a remote area of northern British Columbia became a flash point Tuesday that sparked protests across the country. Protesters delayed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s speech in Ottawa

The RCMP say it has arrested 14 people Monday evening for allegedly violating the conditions of an interim court injunction requiring the removal of a blockade to a forest service road in northern British Columbia that is preventing access to a pipeline project. The interim injunction issued by the B . C

a sign on the side of a snow covered slope: A checkpoint at a bridge leading to a First Nation camp near Houston, B.C.© Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press files A checkpoint at a bridge leading to a First Nation camp near Houston, B.C.

Six protesters of a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C. were arrested in the early morning hours of Thursday, according to an Indigenous group.

Gidimt’en spokesperson Molly Wickham said, in a Facebook video post, that the RCMP moved in the dark on the Wet’suwet’en camps to arrest people sleeping in their tents.

The RCMP is enforcing a B.C. Supreme Court order requiring that Coastal GasLink workers be given access to the area near Houston, B.C.

The arrests come a day after the RCMP pledged to use the “least amount of force necessary” to enforce the injunction.

Train travel between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa halted by protest supporting Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline activists

  Train travel between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa halted by protest supporting Wet’suwet’en anti-pipeline activists High-volume passenger and freight train travel between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa is at a standstill Friday during a solidarity protest for opponents of a natural gas pipeline being built through Wet’suwet’en territory in northern British Columbia. A protest at CN Rail line near Wyman’s Road along the Tyendinaga Mohawk territory started Thursday afternoon and continued into Friday afternoon.  A protest at CN Rail line near Wyman’s Road along the Tyendinaga Mohawk territory started Thursday afternoon and continued into Friday afternoon.

RCMP arrested 14 people on a northern B . C . forestry road on Monday, escalating tensions over a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run through the traditional territory of B . C .'s Wet’suwet’en First Nation. Those arrested included Molly Wickham, a spokeswoman for what is known as the

The arrest of 14 people at an Indigenous blockade in a remote area of northern B . C . became a flash point Tuesday that sparked protests across the country. Protesters stopped traffic in Vancouver and Victoria and prompted a counter protest in front of the headquarters of the company building the

However, Jennifer Wickham, who is also a Gidimt’en spokesperson, said the RCMP smashed the window of a truck to arrest a man. She said she hadn’t heard of any injuries, but was disturbed by how many officers came to arrest people while they were sleeping in their camps.

She said 14 police vehicles arrived at about 3 a.m., followed by more later in the morning. She claims in total there were 36 police and emergency vehicles.

Wickham alleges RCMP dragged the demonstrators out of their tents.

Wickham said she would be going to the police station to find out where they were taking those who were arrested. Last year, they were brought to Prince George.

In January 2019, officers broke through a blockade on Morice River Forest Service Road, southwest of Houston, on  to enforce a B.C. Supreme Court injunction order, arresting 14 people.

A post on the Wet’suwet’en Access Point Facebook page said police broke through the checkpoint gate with “brutal force.”

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-With files from Nick Eagland

CP Rail yard blockade in Coquitlam posing problems for Port of Vancouver .
A blockade of the huge CP Rail Coquitlam rail yard that began Thursday is threatening major problems for the Port of Vancouver, Canada’s largest, and has shut down West Coast Express commuter trains. About 25 protesters under the name Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism gathered to block rail traffic through the yard, which handles rail traffic to the port, said a spokeswoman, Isabel Krupp. She said they were acting in support of hereditary chiefs opposed to the routing of the Coastal GasLinks pipeline in northwestern B.C. “We’re going to hold the blockade until the RCMP is out of the Wet’suwet’en (territory), or we’re forced to move along,” said Krupp.

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