After six days of protesting at the BC legislature, including an eventful one Tuesday ahead of the Throne Speech, protesters say they are walking away.
The group began bringing down their encampment at the legislature Tuesday night.
Shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday, the Facebook page “Wet’suwet’en Solidarity Victoria” said, quote, “rather than be violently removed by the Vic PD they will walk away proudly and with strength tonight.”
Victoria Police says it is investigating reports of assault and people being injured during the protests at the B.C. Legislature.
UPDATE | We're investigating reports of staff & others being assaulted & injured during today's protests at the BC Legislature. #yyj Please call (250) 995-7654 with info: https://t.co/GI8NXxsdM2
— Victoria Police (@vicpdcanada) February 12, 2020
VicPD is calling for witnesses.
Protesters opposed to the Coastal GasLink pipeline in northern B.C. disrupted events at the legislature Tuesday ahead of the government’s throne speech.