7 arrested by RCMP at final northern B.C. pipeline blockade: project opponents

RCMP have arrested at least seven people at an Indigenous-led camp blockading work on a contentious natural gas pipeline through northern B.C., say project opponents.

The news comes as police spend a fifth day enforcing a B.C. Supreme Court injunction, requiring Coastal GasLink work crews be given unimpeded access to a key worksite for the $6.6-billion project.

Monday’s police action came at the Unist’ot’en Healing Camp at the 66-kilometre mark of the Morice West Forest Service Road, the oldest of the Wet’suwet’en camps in the area and the closest to Coastal GasLink’s worksite.

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