Update #31 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

B.C., Lake Cowichan

2021-06-22 17:15 PDT

Today, on June 22, 2021, police enforcement continued at an encampment in the Braden Mainline Forest Service Road area near Port Renfrew.

During the course of the day, 11 individuals were arrested for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court). Most of those arrested today were removed from various locking and tripod devices by specially trained officers. Of note, 2 of the total 11 arrested individuals removed themselves voluntarily from their locking devices, and 1 individual was arrested for designing and building the locking devices which are actively being used to breach the injunction.

man on wooden structure

Larger image of individual on a structure

large wooden structure with RCMP members

Larger image of large wooden structure

All arrested persons were processed at the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 271 individuals; at least 10 of whom were previously arrested. Of the 271 total arrested, 219 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 46 were for obstruction, 4 were for mischief, 1 for counselling to resist arrest and 1 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.

Released by:

Sgt. Chris Manseau
Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
Desk: 778-290-3791
Cellular: 250-413-7954
Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Released by

Sgt. Chris Manseau

Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-3791
Cell: 250-413-7954

Email: chris.manseau@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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