Arrests made at Northern First Nations' blockade, Nelson activists rallying tomorrow


 Police say 14 people from a Northern  B-C First Nations' blockade have been arrested, after preventing access to a nearby pipeline project.
In a statement, R-C-M-P say officers spoke with representatives of the camp about the removal of a road block along the roadway, and set up a meeting between hereditary chiefs and Coastal GasLink.
But after failing to reach an agreement between the two sides, they say they enforced an injunction order against the blockade.

Meanwhile Nelson activists will be holding a rally in front of Nelson Creston MLA Michelle Mungall's office tomorrow at noon saying the LNG Pipeline Construction is a violation of First Nation Territory.

Mungall is also the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.

Activists say the protest is against what they call the illegal RCMP attack on the sovereignty of the Wet'suwet'en  First Nation and the 8-year old blockade of the Coastal GasLink Pipeline route.

The protestors are also supporting the global Extinction Rebellion movement which is mobilizing for a climate plan and definitive actions to reduce carbon dioxide and fossil fuel use.