Update #11 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

B.C., Lake Cowichan

2021-05-28 17:29 PDT

Today, on May 28, 2021, police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction continued resulting in the arrest of four individuals. On the Hatton Mainline Forest Service Road, two people were removed from a tree structure without incident by police trained in high angle rescue. Over at another encampment near Port Renfrew, two individuals were arrested, one of whom was removed from a tree structure. All four were arrested for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court) and processed at the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment.

Additionally, three persons were located in the trees and were escorted out without charges.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 137 individuals; at least 9 of whom were previously arrested. A full breakdown of how many were arrested for breaching the injunction and for obstruction is still pending.

All news releases on the Fairy Creek Watershed police enforcement issued to date can be found on the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment website.


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BC RCMP Communication Services
Tel: 778-290-2929
Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca


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