Demonstrations in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en continue in Vancouver today

Feb 7 2020, 4:27 pm

UPDATE: VPD says some of the protesters have marched to Powell and Heatley and to Commissioner Street and McGill. The main protest group remains at Clark and Hastings.


ORIGINAL STORY: 

Demonstrations in support of Wet’suwet’en are continuing in Vancouver this afternoon, and motorists are being advised of traffic delays as a result.

According to the Vancouver Police Department, activists have taken over the intersection of Clark and Hastings Street, and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

On Thursday, activists organized demonstrations across Canada — including at the entrance of the Port of Vancouver — after RCMP began enforcing an injunction to remove protesters from impeding the Coast GasLink pipeline construction site on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory in northern BC.

Six activists were arrested on Thursday morning and sent to the RCMP detachment in Houston, BC.

Those demonstrations continued Friday afternoon.

The injunction from BC Supreme Court from CGL was issued earlier this year, and it orders protesters to clear the way and move obstructions for workers.

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