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Canada Video shows man pushing plywood into truck’s path as it drives through B.C. highway blockade

16:01  12 february  2020
16:01  12 february  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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

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

New video is giving a closer look at a heated moment at a blockade in support of Wet’suwet’en Video from the scene also appeared to show a truck driving through a protest barrier at the site. The truck continues up the highway in the wrong direction, before crossing the grassy centre median

Video surveillance from the bus shows the truck crashing through the side of the bus and throwing a passenger forward. Centro released the surveillance footage after Syracuse.com | The Post-Standard filed a Freedom of Information Law request. Neil Brownell, the driver of the pickup truck

New video is giving a closer look at a heated moment at a blockade in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs staged on a Vancouver Island highway on Monday.

One man among a group of mask-wearing people was arrested for obstruction during the dispute, after trying to dismantle the blockade on Highway 19 near Courtenay.

Video from the scene also appeared to show a truck driving through a protest barrier at the site.

READ MORE: 1 arrested as residents tear down anti-pipeline blockade on Vancouver Island

The video, which police confirm they are investigating, appears to be taken from within the truck, and gives a new perspective on the incident.

1 arrested as residents tear down anti-pipeline blockade on Vancouver Island

  1 arrested as residents tear down anti-pipeline blockade on Vancouver Island At one point, someone drove a pickup truck through plywood barriers blocking Highway 19.Demonstrators opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline erected barriers at Exit 117 of Highway 19 near Courtenay in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs around 12:30 a.m.

Citing the ongoing rail line blockade in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation, Via Rail has extended their train cancellations between Toronto and Montreal, and Toron. Video shows man pushing plywood into truck ’ s path as it drives through B . C . highway blockade .

On October 31, 2017, a man drove a rented pickup truck into cyclists and runners for about one mile (1.6 kilometers) of the Hudson River Park' s bike path alongside West Street from Houston Street south to Chambers Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.

In it, a pickup truck with a Confederate flag on the dashboard can be seen driving the wrong way up one of the highway's off ramps as Mötley Crüe's Live Wire plays over the stereo.

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As it approaches what appears to be one of the demonstrators' already-dismantled blockade points, a man on the side of the road in a red hoodie shoves a piece of plywood in front of the truck.

READ MORE: Wet’suwet’en solidarity protesters block entrance to B.C. legislature ahead of throne speech

The truck continues up the highway in the wrong direction, before crossing the grassy centre median into the correct lane.

"The RCMP are investigating the actions of this driver and if anyone recognizes this truck, and can identify the registered owner please contact the RCMP," said Cpl. Chris Manseau in an email.

Driver who plowed through Albert Street human blockade was 'fearful': Regina Police Service

  Driver who plowed through Albert Street human blockade was 'fearful': Regina Police Service Regina Police Service has identified the person responsible for driving a car through a human blockade that was set up on the Albert Street bridge on Saturday. Those gathered on the bridge were there as part of a national day of solidarity with those in Wet'suwet'en First Nation.Those gathered on the bridge were there as part of a national day of solidarity with those in Wet'suwet'en First Nation, where people are opposed to a pipeline project being built on traditional territory.

Video shows man pushing plywood into truck ’ s path as it drives through B . C . highway blockade . Via Rail cancels Montreal-Toronto, Toronto-Ottawa service until end of Thursday over blockade .

The bizarre random attack left the victim with a collapsed lung and broken ribs.

Demonstrators eventually ended their blockade due what they described as "serious, violent racial threats."

READ MORE: Indigenous rights protesters shut down key Vancouver intersection ahead of evening commute

"We have received threats online from individuals, so what's really important is the safety of our people here and that we make decisions based on that peace being first and foremost in the direct action we're taking in support of the Wet'suwet'en people," said Kiyoshi Koski, one of the people blockading the highwway.

RCMP said the other man who was arrested at the scene was released without charge.

READ MORE: Wet’suwet’en protests and arrests: Here’s a look at what’s happening now

Monday's blockade was one of dozens of protests that have sprung up in B.C. and across Canada in support of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs who oppose the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.

The company has signed agreements with all 20 elected Indigenous councils along the pipeline's route, but hereditary chiefs claim sole authority over decisions on unceded traditional territory.

Opinion: If you want to see the rule of law, come to Alberta .
Anatomy of a blockade in Alberta: Rail blockade begins in the morning. Justice minister says he won’t put up with any crap. Premier takes questions about the blockade at a press conference. He supports his justice minister, telling the public CN Rail is seeking an injunction and he expects Edmonton police to do their jobs and enforce it. Injunction granted. Papers served. A posse of helpful Alberta working guys show up with a pickup truck to assist with “clearing debris from the tracks.” Media start posting pictures of the tracks cleared. And just like that, it’s over before the afternoon commute. Then the social media outrage begins.

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