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Canada RCMP investigating after truck driver goes through Wet’suwet’en supporters’ Manitoba blockade

15:06  19 february  2020
15:06  19 february  2020 Source:   globalnews.ca

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.

READ MORE: Wet ’ suwet ’ en and B.C. government have been discussing path forward for a year. The action came as railway blockades and protests in support of the Wet ’ suwet ’ en hereditary chiefs are held across Canada. The chiefs and their supporters are calling on the B.C. government to

Supporters of the Wet ' suwet ' en hereditary chiefs have disrupted large portions of the country's freight and passenger traffic with blockades for more than a week. Several hereditary chiefs are opposing the planned construction of the .6-billion Coastal GasLink pipeline across northern B.C., which would

a truck is parked on the side of a road: A driver is seen driving around a group of demonstrators blocking Highway 75 in Morris, Man.© Malika Karim/Global News A driver is seen driving around a group of demonstrators blocking Highway 75 in Morris, Man.

RCMP are investigating after a truck driver refused to stop for a group of protesters -- allegedly hitting at least one of the demonstrators -- while they blocked Highway 75 near Morris, Man., Monday, police say.

A handful of protesters had set up along the highway, temporarily blocking southbound traffic to one lane. Demonstrators were briefly holding up semi-trailers before letting them on their way after handing over information about treaty rights.

One driver, captured on video by Global News, appeared to ignore two protesters standing on the road. The driver is seen attempting to drive around them in the right lane before two more protesters on the shoulder ran out in front of the truck.

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.

Wet ' suwet ' en Nation hereditary chiefs say pipelines cannot be built through their territory without their consent. Police clear Wet ' suwet ' en barricades - BC News. The RCMP has finished removing the blockade on Morice West Forest *Service* Road, southwest of Houston, B.C..

Wet ' suwet ' en supporters are expected to gather Wednesday morning at B.C. Supreme Court, where lawyers will Police clear Wet ' suwet ' en barricades, reopen road. The RCMP has finished removing the Video shows man pushing board into truck ’s path as it drives through B.C. highway blockade .

The driver then turns back into the left lane in an attempt to avoid the blockade a second time.

READ MORE: Wet’suwet’en supporters set up blockade on Hwy. 75 in Manitoba

Mike Hawkins said he was one of the protesters who attempted to stop the semi and was injured in the process.

"He decided just to run the blockade and try to run us over there because he was running straight for us and I stuck my hand out and my front arm, my hand caught the fender there and jarred my elbow and my shoulder there and that hurt," Hawkins said.

Police said the semi that was involved was stopped by officers following the incident and information was taken from the driver before he was allowed to proceed.

Officers are also reviewing the video of the incident and will not speak about potential charges until the investigation is over, according to a Manitoba RCMP spokesperson.

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

  Video shows man pushing plywood into truck’s path as it drives through B.C. highway blockade The video, which police confirm they are investigating, appears to be taken from within the truck, and gives a new perspective on the incident. 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.Warning: Graphic languageAs 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.

READ MORE: Wet ’ suwet ’ en and B.C. government have been discussing path forward for a year. “These invasions on our territories have to stop The protest is part of a Canada-wide movement aiming to shut down the country’s economy in the wake of RCMP enforcement of the court injunction.

Hereditary chiefs in the Wet ’ suwet ’ en First Nation oppose the natural-gas pipeline through their traditional territory, though it’s received Since the RCMP moved in to enforce an injunction and keep the hereditary chiefs and their supporters away from the pipeline worksites, protests by Indigenous

The Monday protest was part of a Canada-wide movement aiming to shut down the country’s economy in the wake of RCMP enforcement of a court injunction against the Wet’suwet’en members blocking construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline near Houston, B.C.

RCMP moved into the traditional, unceded Wet’suwet’en territory on Feb. 6.

READ MORE: Timeline of Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests and the dispute that sparked them

The $6.6-billion Coastal GasLink project is meant to carry natural gas from northeastern B.C. to Kitimat.

The company has signed benefits agreements with all 20 elected Indigenous councils along the route.

But hereditary chiefs who oppose the project say elected councils only have jurisdiction over First Nations reserves. The hereditary chiefs claim authority over rights and title to land that was never covered by treaty.

Blockade continues at Hastings, Clark in support of Wet'suwet'en .
A port blockade in east Vancouver is continuing Tuesday morning in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs. The intersection of Hastings and Clark remains blocked by anti-pipeline protesters on Tuesday, after gathering a day earlier. The intersection of Hastings and Clark remains blocked by anti-pipeline protesters on Tuesday, after gathering a day earlier. As a result, the nearby Clark Drive entrance to the port is also closed.

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