February 9, 2020: Over the last 72 hours, the RCMP have invaded sovereign, unceded Wet’suwet’en territories and forcibly removed unarmed land defenders at gunpoint.
Billions of taxpayer dollars have been spent by the federal government on behalf of TC Energy, a private resource extraction corporation, to remove the people from these lands making way for their Coastal GasLink project to export fracked gas.
The strength of our resistance has made the RCMP invasion slow and difficult. The solidarity actions from around the globe have shined a light into the darkness. Canada and the fossil fuels industries can no longer operate in the shadows when committing genocide against indigneous peoples. “Reconciliation” is the smokescreen intended to further dispossess the rightful inhabitants from their ancestral territories, and now the fog has been lifted. We remain undefeated.
Here are the arrest totals from the RCMP/CGL invasion on unceded Wet’suwet’en territories over the last few days:
6 arrested at 39km, Feb 6 (released with no charges)
4 arrested at 44km, Feb 7 (court date Monday in Smithers)
11 arrested at 27km, Feb 8 (including Legal Observers)
Gidimt’en Call to action: www.yintahaccess.com
Donate to Gidimt’en camp: https://www.gofundme.com/f/gidimt039en-strong
Wet’suwet’en Supporter Toolkit: http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020
Unist’ot’en Legal Fund: https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten2020legalfund