Six more people arrested at Fairy Creek Watershed, total now over 400

Six more people arrested at Fairy Creek Watershed, total now over 400

BC RCMP arrested six more protesters while enforcing the B.C. Supreme Court injunction at Fairy Creek Watershed on Tuesday, July 13.

Police say that five of the individuals that were arrested were locked in an interconnected arrangement of devices dug in a series of trenches in the road.

During the enforcement of the Court injunction order on Tuesday, police note that a number of large boulders had been perched precariously above the heads of the individuals lying in the trenches.

According to authorities, these boulders were safely removed by specially trained experts, who conducted medical assessments before, during and after the extractions.

All arrested persons were processed and released in Port Renfrew.

Since enforcement began, police say that a total of 409 individuals have been arrested — at least 27 of whom were arrested previously.

Police say that of those arrested so far, 304 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 84 were for obstruction, 10 were for mischief, 2 were for breaching their release conditions, 1 for counselling to resist arrest, 1 for resist arrest, 1 being intoxicated in a public place and 4 for assaulting a police officer.

All news releases on the Fairy Creek Watershed police enforcement issued to date can be found on the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment website.


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