Locals show solidarity with Wet'suwet'en

Around 50 Sunshine Coast residents took part in a demonstration Jan. 8 in Davis Bay to show solidarity with protesters trying to stop a natural gas pipeline in northern B.C.

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Source: Sean Eckford Photo

The Coast GasLink pipeline is being built by Trans Canada to service an LNG plant in Kitimat.

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The route crosses Wet’suwet’en First Nation traditional territory about 120 kilometres southwest of Smithers, and is opposed by a group of hereditary chiefs. There have been protest camps and blockades in the area since 2009.

The BC Supreme Court issued an injunction on Dec. 14 ordering barriers on a forest service road removed within 72 hours.

The demonstration, one of 55 held across Canada and in the U.S., followed RCMP actions to enforce that injunction begun on Jan. 7.

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