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B.C. Civil Liberties Association demands RCMP ‘stand down’ and leave Wet’suwet’en territory – APTN News
by ahnationtalk onNovember 25, 202177 Views
The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) says it’s “appalled” by the increasing militarization of RCMP forces on the ground in Wet’suwet’en territory and is demanding the police “stand down & vacate” the area.
“This is not a rescue mission. This is a siege. The Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs have repeatedly asserted that Coastal GasLink and the RCMP do not have consent to be on their territory,” said BCCLA lawyer Veronica Martisius in the open letter sent to a number of high ranking RCMP members including Dep. Comm. Dwayne McDonald, head of the B.C. Division, RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki, B.C., and politicians including B.C. Public Safety Minister Mike Farnsworth and Marc Miller, minister of Crown-Indigenous relations.
“The unlawful actions of the RCMP is putting the lives of the Wet’suwet’en people and their allies in grave danger.”