Time to Rise Up! RCMP Invades Wet’suwet’en Territory
Feb 6, 2020
This morning at approximately 4:30am, heavily militarized RCMP launched their long anticipated raid on Wet’suwet’en land defenders. RCMP invaded unceded Wet’suwet’en territory to facilitate construction of the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.
Dozens of cops with dogs and assault rifles arrested 6 unarmed people at the 39 km marker of the Morice West Forest Service Road, and a large contingent of RCMP trucks and heavy equipment have moved onwards towards the Gidimt’en Access point at the 44 km marker.
This was a monitoring post, set up to look out for Wet’suwet’en people further up the road at the Gidimt’en Checkpoint and Unist’ot’en Camp. NO ONE was violating any injunction.
RCMP said they would use the least amount of force possible, but they deployed a full scale invading force.
We have never ceded or surrendered this land and we never will. We stand strong. No amount of force will stop us from being Wet’suwet’en, or living on our lands.
Two camps currently face the prospect of militarized police violence. We won’t back down. All eyes on #Wetsuweten yintah!
Where ever you are, those who stand with us, we need you now. We need you to take a stand and stand up and fight back against this kind of oppression against our people.
The time has come for supporters to rise up and #ShutDownCanada.
In response, I created a Facebook event, “Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en” to be held the next day. Supporters were asked to share their events with Wet’suwet’en organizers so they could all be posted in one place. To show how much support there was for the Wet’suwet’en, and make it easier for people to find events to attend.
Join us at 4211 Grand Ave in Des Moines, Iowa, tomorrow evening at 5:30 for a vigil in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en people.
Bold Iowa and Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement shared our event with their members.