14 arrested after RCMP breach Gitdumt’en checkpoint

RED POWER MEDIA

RCMP have confirmed they arrested 14 people at the Gitdumt’en checkpoint

On Monday the RCMP announced they were going to enforce a court injunction to allow Coastal GasLink access to the road and bridge near Houston, B.C.

The RCMP followed through at approximately 2:51 p.m., when several tactical officers forcefully breached the camp’s peaceful checkpoint on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory.

According to Vice News, the barricade was built by organizers from the Gidimt’en clan, one of five Wet’suwet’en clans, with the goal of protecting the Unist’ot’en camp from being raided, further up the road.

The Unist’ot’en camp established in 2010 was set up by members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation with support of Hereditary chiefs to prevent Coast GasLink workers from gaining access.

Monday’s arrests took place at the…

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