16 more arrested at Fairy Creek anti-logging protests

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By Staff The Canadian Press

Posted July 26, 2021 3:42 am

LAKE COWICHAN, B.C. – The Mounties successful British Columbia accidental protesters breaching an injunction against blockades acceptable up to forestall old-growth logging connected confederate Vancouver Island chopped 18 trees.

In a quality merchandise precocious Saturday, constabulary accidental RCMP Chief Supt. John Brewer recovered the trees had been chopped with chainsaws and laid crossed a roadworthy to artifact conveyance access.

It says 1 idiosyncratic was besides recovered to beryllium smoking a cigaret surrounded by adust and tinder forest.

The Fairy Creek Watershed country protesters known arsenic the Rainforest Flying Squad did not instantly instrumentality petition for comment.

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The RCMP besides accidental 16 radical were arrested, including 1 for allegedly assaulting a constabulary officer, bringing the full fig of radical to 494.

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Last month, the B.C. authorities approved the petition of 3 Vancouver Island First Nations and deferred logging of astir 2,000 hectares of old-growth wood successful the Fairy Creek and cardinal Walbran areas for 2 years, but the protests are continuing.

The Rainforest Flying Squad accidental precise small of the champion old-growth wood remains successful B.C., and the deferrals autumn abbreviated of protecting what’s left.

This study by The Canadian Press was archetypal published July 25, 2021.

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