Update #96 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

Lake Cowichan

2021-09-10 20:28 PDT

Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today, on September 10, 2021, with ongoing efforts to keep the Granite Mainline Forest Service Road and other corridors free from any obstructions, devices or protester camps.

During enforcement patrols in the morning, there were no individuals located in locking devices or any obstructions encountered.

Around noon the RCMP supported and facilitate a group of about 45 individuals who wanted to walk into the area, hold some events and then leave later in the day. All went well and there were no issues. When the group was advised it was time to leave, about 3 hours later, many individuals left and several chose to be arrested which took place without incident. 20 individuals were arrested for breaching the injunction (contempt of court) and released in Lake Cowichan.

Roving proactive patrols will continue this evening and throughout the weekend.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have arrested 982 individuals; 72 of whom were previously arrested with a combined total of 175 times. Of the total arrested, 761 were for breaching the injunction (contempt of court), 188 were for obstruction, 16 were for mischief, 6 were for breaching their release conditions, 6 were for assaulting a police officer, 2 were for failing to comply with a court order, 1 for counselling to resist arrest, 1 for causing a disturbance, and 1 Immigration Act.

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

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