Protesters arrested in Houston area

Houston

2021-10-28 12:19 PDT

A group of protesters opposing the Coastal GasLink project have been blockading outside a worker’s camp on the Shea Forest Service Road near Houston, BC for several days, preventing essential supplies and services into the camp.

Houston RCMP have received several calls of complaints about the protest group allegedly committing acts of vandalism and thefts to CGL equipment in the area, even prior to the blockade outside the worker’s camp. The Division Liaison Team have made numerous attempts to end the blockade peacefully through a negotiated settlement. However, those efforts have been unsuccessful.

On the evening of October 27, 2021, the RCMP were called to the blockade on Shea Forest Service Road to assist with keeping the peace as CGL workers evacuated the worker’s camp.

During the course of the evening, 2 individuals were arrested; one of whom for an outstanding Criminal Code theft and mischief files, and the other for having been found in possession of several stolen items from CGL equipment. The latter was conditionally released with a future court date, and the former is being held in custody to appear before the court on October 28, 2021. All other protesters blockading the Shea Forest Service Road peacefully vacated the area and no further arrests were made.

Police will be proactively patrolling the forestry roads to ensure they remain open and unobstructed.

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

 

 

Released by

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George, BC V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521

Email: madonna.saunderson@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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