B.C. logging blockade comes to a head as RCMP start arresting protesters

The main gate at the Fairy Creek blockades headquarters outside Port Renfrew, B.C. on May 23, 2021. Jesse Winter/The Globe and Mail

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So far, roughly 60 protesters have been arrested in logging blockade for defying a court injunction obtained by the logging company that has rights to the area, defined as Tree Farm Licence 46.

 In Vancouver Island’s Fairy Creek watershed, environmentalists have been blockading logging roads since last August. But over the past week, the conflict they’ve been preparing for has finally arrived, as the RCMP showed up in large numbers to begin making arrests.


Source: The Globe and Mail


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