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Canada Police Raid Indigenous Checkpoints Against Mega Pipeline
Written by <a href="index.php?option=com_comprofiler&task=userProfile&user=33791"><span class="small">teleSUR</span></a>   
Tuesday, 08 January 2019 13:56

Excerpt: "Canada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or RCMP, is evicting two camps located on Wet'suwet'en territory, enforcing a court order that upheld in December a private company's request to exploit a pipeline crossing indigenous land."

Canadian mega pipeline construction. (photo: Jerome Charaoui)
Canadian mega pipeline construction. (photo: Jerome Charaoui)


Canada Police Raid Indigenous Checkpoints Against Mega Pipeline

By teleSUR

08 January 19


At least 50 militarized policemen are violently evicting men, women and children who had set up two camps in a bid to prevent the pipeline's workers access to their territories.

anada's Royal Canadian Mounted Police, or RCMP, is evicting two camps located on Wet’suwet’en territory, enforcing a court order that upheld in December a private company's request to exploit a pipeline crossing indigenous land.

“During the police enforcement operation, temporary exclusion zones and road closures will be established for police and public safety reasons,” said the RCMP in a statement on Monday morning. “Those areas will be clearly marked and media/public are welcome to stand at the perimeter, but no one will be allowed to enter the exclusion zones. These zones will only be maintained as long as necessary.”

In 2010, members of the Unist’ot’en tribe set up the first checkpoint in order to prevent the company's workers to access its territory across the Morice River and build the pipeline.

When a British Colombia court approved the LNG Coastal GasLink pipeline — a subsidiary of TransCanada Corp — members of the Gidmit’en Clan, set up a second checkpoint. They have called any RCMP raid an “act of war,” reported APTN News.

"The hereditary chiefs have emerged from Gidimt’en checkpoint," reported Unist’ot’en spokesperson Freda Huson. "Attempts to negotiate with Coastal GasLink on scene failed. And company workers are dismantling the gates."

The elected chiefs and councils of the five Wet’suwet’en bands have approved the pipeline, added the local media.

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+4 # bobaka 2019-01-09 00:03
The fascist mainstream runs on oil and terror. Hideous amounts of money comes from oil which fills endless caverns in the crust and will never run out(read The Deep Biosphere). So, tyranny is based on terror and ignorance kept strong against commoners. You do not know that oil comes up from the magma endlessly. Therefore, your ignorance results in you being impoverished and if you resist, murdered.The facts are buried, but are there. What about treaty sovereignty? 80 million native Americans when the whites arrived:400,000 left alive by 1945. The fascist whites will kill the natives for money, oil, or anything.
 
 
+7 # Kootenay Coyote 2019-01-09 09:43
Many of us in Canada are opposed to both the pipelines & the abuse of Indigenous people & their rights: thousands demonstrated across the country yesterday in both large & small towns. I have trouble understanding how such an Act of War can be carried out against an allied nation.
 
 
+4 # Wise woman 2019-01-09 16:00
I've always loved Canada in my many visits there so it saddens me to read about this greedy, ignorant sabotaging of native peoples lands, the environment and the health of the planet. Must even Canada contribute to this barbarous invasion of the land and it's rightful citizens? ! would hope that they wou!d come to their senses and stop acting like us.