Video: RCMP blocked from entering Unist'ot'en camp

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      One of the most militant antipipeline protests is taking place near Smithers, B.C.

      That's where the Unist'ot'en can of the Wet'suwet'en First Nation have created a camp in opposition to the proposed Pacific Trail and Northern Gateway pipelines.

      The issue has divided Wet'suwet'en people in the past because some supported these energy projects.

      In June, however, all the clans stated their opposition to pipelines in a document filed with the B.C. Oil and Gas Commission.

      Meanwhile, the campers are in no mood to give up. They claim on their website that they're not blockading a road.

      Rather, they're "establishing check-points on the boundaries of our unceded Unist'ot'en territories".

      "People and companies who gain our consent are allowed to enter," they say.

      On July 15, two RCMP officers showed up but were stopped from crossing. (See the video above.)

      According to the campers, the officers have said that they could be arrested for blocking a public road.




      Jul 19, 2015 at 4:51pm

      I'm sure in the beginning IS was just "setting up checkpoints" on their "unceded territory" too.


      Jul 19, 2015 at 7:37pm

      Harper will get his way, meaning protests. Some of these will be non peaceful in nature. He will not get his pipelines though. Dirty oil through dirty tactics by dirty Politicians isn't going to happen.
      Make no mistake, people are willing to give their lives for the environment.

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      Fat Guy

      Jul 19, 2015 at 10:02pm

      Nothing like a totally ridonkulous comparison to make your point look idiotic.

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      susan cybulsky

      Jul 19, 2015 at 11:06pm

      Well done. Neither the police nor anyone else should be disrespecting the rights of others!!!

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      Jul 22, 2015 at 10:30am

      You spelled "clan" "can" and the "Wet'suwet'en First Nation" and "Wet'suwet'en Nation" are totally different entities and jurisdictions.

      No mention that there are not treaties, land sales, surrenders for this land, or the Delgamuukw...