RCMP Deny Wet’suwet’en Access to Legal Observers

In this video, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) tells Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC) Co-Executive Director Carl Williams that he is banned from re-entering Unist’ot’en Camp, after he conducted three legal observer trainings at the request of the camp.

According to police, any lawyers not licensed in “British Columbia,” and anyone who doesn’t have snow chains on their tires and two-way radios will not be allowed to pass roadblocks. This is a clear effort to target, harass, and intimidate international human rights and legal workers and observers, and to strip Wet’suwet’en people of their access to human rights legal support in their effort to protect their land from pipelines that could carry tar sands oil to the Pacific Coast.

Part of the ongoing legacy of settler colonialism, these efforts by RCMP to control who can and cannot enter Wet’suwet’en land is a flagrant violation of their sovereignty and right to control their own land.

We ask you to support Unist’ot’en Camp efforts, in particular, their legal support fundraising efforts.

Donate Now to the Unist’ot’en Legal Fund https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten2020legalfund/

Unistoten Supporter Toolkit: http://unistoten.camp/supportertoolkit2020/
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