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RCMP urge Coastal GasLink pipeline protesters to leave disputed area or face arrest – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 6, 202022 Views

Police say they will enforce injunction order with minimum use of force

Feb 05, 2020

The B.C. RCMP say they are ready to enforce an injunction order against protesters of the Coastal GasLink pipeline —and urge protesters to leave the area or face arrest.

“If there are arrests to be made there are peaceful options that will require minimal use of force,” said Assistant Commissioner Eric Stubbs, criminal operations officer for the B.C. RCMP.

Stubbs said officers are instructed to use the least amount of force that is reasonable to safely arrest a protester. He said Mounties prefer peaceful options, including voluntary arrests or physically carrying away someone who isn’t resisting.

But Stubbs stressed that injunction orders are mandatory, “not optional invitations or suggestions” for everyone involved.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/rcmp-to-provide-update-on-police-efforts-at-coastal-gaslink-project-1.5453143

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