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Pipeline demonstrators block public access to RCMP Westshore detachment — 4 Comments

  1. We were not there about the pipelines. We were gathered in a show of solidarity to support the wrongness of the illegal arrests of the people of Unist’ot’en on their own unceded territory. They were faced with ARMED forceable actions while they themselves were UNARMED.
    Also to say the police “stood by to keep the peace” denotes that there was a cause of concern for some sort of safety issue which was not the case as we were PEACEFULLY responding to a call to action of support with only banners, drums, songs and feathers in hand!

  2. Just wanted to comment, as Serna did, that the protest was not about pipelines so much as about the heavily armed police force that arrived to disband the peaceful protest by the Unist’ot’en people. The Unist’oten have been trying for proper consultation with their “senior” government officials(hereditary chiefs) before their unceded territory is invaded by the natural gas industry. It is ironic that the First Nations are asked to bring lawyers to defend what Canada has already agree to as their aboriginal rights under the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Aboriginal People.