Hundreds of protesters gathered in downtown Vancouver today to show support for members of a BC First Nation who were arrested following an RCMP take-down of their anti-pipeline blockade.
On January 7, of the Wet’suwet’en Territory were on site at the blockade set up on the Morice West Forest Service Road located south of Houston, BC.
The protesters were opposing a court-ordered injunction that would allow Coastal GasLink workers access to the land to build the $6.2-billion pipeline.
Video footage posted on the Wet’suwet’en territory Facebook page shows armed RCMP officers breaking the barrier and arresting 14 demonstrators.
In Vancouver, protesters marched from the provincial courthouse on Hornby Street to Victory Square on West Hastings, in support of the Wet’suwet’en First Nation.