Source: CTVNews.ca’s Josh Dehaas, with files from CTV’s Kevin Gallagher in Ottawa and Melanie Nagy in Vancouver, January 9, 2019
Protesters delayed a speech by the prime minister in Ottawa and blocked traffic in Toronto and Vancouver on Tuesday, after RCMP moved in on an Indigenous blockade to enforce an injunction that would allow a pipeline to proceed in northern British Columbia.
The rallies came one day after RCMP arrested 14 people at the blockade site southwest of Houston, B.C., where members of the Gidimt’en clan of Wet’suwet’en First Nation are trying to stop construction of Coastal GasLink’s pipeline from going ahead.
RCMP were expected to dismantle another camp nearby on Tuesday.
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