A number of arrests have been made on conventional Moist’suwet’en territory as RCMP implement an injunction order towards folks blocking building of the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C.
In line with supporters of the blockade, greater than a dozen RCMP officers moved previous the police checkpoint on Morice Forest Service Highway within the pitch darkish nicely earlier than daybreak on Thursday.
“It is a complete rattling military up there,” stated Moist’suwet’en hereditary Chief Woos, who additionally goes by the identify Frank Alec.
“They have weapons on, they have tactical gear on. They appear to be they’re prepared for conflict.”
The arrests have been made at kilometre 39 — one in every of three camps constructed by supporters of the Moist’suwet’en hereditary chiefs — on the normal territory close to Houston, B.C., Gidimt’en clan spokesperson Molly Wickham stated in a Fb video.
“They’re clearing out 39-kilometre camp, which is the availability camp. Now we have phrase they began tearing down the tents,” Wickham advised CBC Information by cellphone, simply earlier than watching a number of RCMP vans drive previous her.
“[We’re] pissed off and fearful about folks.”
In an open letter posted on the Coastal GasLink web site, president David Pfeiffer…