Canadian police block journalists from covering indigenous pipeline protest – NationofChange

by ahnationtalk on January 10, 201913 Views

“The provincial and federal governments must revoke the permits for this project until the standards of free, prior and informed consent are met.”

January 10, 2019

While arresting indigenous pipeline protesters in northern British Columbia, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) recently began prohibiting reporters from covering the demonstrations. In response, the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a statement demanding that Canadian law enforcement cease restricting access to reporters covering the pipeline protest.

On Sunday, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs issued a statement saying all five Wet’suwet’en clans, including the Gidimt’en, oppose the construction of oil and gas pipelines in their territory.

Read More: https://www.nationofchange.org/2019/01/10/canadian-police-block-journalists-from-covering-indigenous-pipeline-protest/

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