Police in Canada arrest 33 protesters opposing Coastal GasLink pipeline
Topics: CANADA PROTEST COASTAL GASLINK PIPELINE
The arrests resulted from an injunction granted by a British Columbia court on Sunday to restore access to ports in the city.
Port Metro Vancouver is one of Canada’s biggest ports and police say protesters received several requests and warnings to clear the area prior to the arrests.
Protests have been ongoing since Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposed an agreement to build the Coastal GasLink pipeline, saying they hold authority over traditional lands, not the elected indigenous band councils the provincial government had consulted.
Some 28% of the 670 km route passes through Wet’suwet’en lands.
Construction has continued along other parts of the pipeline route. ■