Vancouver Island man arrested for tearing down anti-pipeline blockade

  • Written by  A.P.,Source:The Post Millennial
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One Vancouver Island resident was arrested yesterday as residents teared down a blockade that was stopping access to a highway, according to Global News.

The blockade was erected by protesters who are opposed to Coastal GasLink pipeline being built across Northern British Columbia. The pipeline is being built over traditional Wet’suwet’en territory. 

These protesters were soon met by local residents who attempted to pull down the barricades.

Many of the residents were wearing masks, and the police attempted to divide the two sides.

The confrontation was so heated that one resident drove a truck through the barriers.

 

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