Update #27 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed
B.C., Lake Cowichan
2021-06-17 19:28 PDT
Today, on June 17, 2021, police enforcement continued at an encampment area near Port Renfrew, where officers have been primarily focussing their efforts for the past several days. During the course of the day, 6 individuals were arrested for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court) after they were removed from various locking devices. One of those arrested is a minor who actively engaged in breaching the injunction. We are once again asking parents to help prevent their minors from participating in these dangerous and illegal activities.
All arrested persons were processed at the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment.
Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 244 individuals; at least 10 of whom were previously arrested. Of the 244 total arrested, 197 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 42 were for obstruction, 4 were for mischief, and 1 for counselling to resist arrest.
All news releases on the Fairy Creek Watershed police enforcement issued to date can be found on the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment website.
BC RCMP Communication Services
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