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‘Snowball of resistance’ over RCMP arrests in B.C. could escalate, says Wet’suwet’en solidarity protester

By Palak Mangat       

'It's very troubling to see the turn that this has taken. It doesn't feel like reconciliation to many people,' says NDP MP Taylor Bachrach.

Wet'suwet'en solidarity protesters marched in Ottawa last week calling on the RCMP in B.C. to stop its enforcement of a court-ordered injunction. The RCMP's wave of arrests in B.C. have ignited numerous protests across the country, including one that has led rail operations along the Toronto-Montreal corridor to grind to a halt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

As anti-pipeline protests continue to unfold across the country, one Ottawa-based demonstrator says a recent call with the federal justice minister may signal a willingness on the part of the government to “intervene” to bring a halt to the RCMP’s arrests of protesters in B.C. 

Palak Mangat

Palak Mangat is an online reporter with The Hill Times.
- pmangat@hilltimes.com


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News|By Neil Moss
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News|By Paige Peacock
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News|By Palak Mangat
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News|By Neil Moss
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News|By Alice Chen
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