Update #23 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

Lake Cowichan

2021-06-12 18:11 PDT

Today, on June 12, 2021, police enforcement continued at an encampment area near Port Renfrew, where officers have been primarily focussing their efforts for the past several days. During the course of the day, 8 persons were arrested for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court).

Police are aware that there was a call out for parents to bring their children to the camps supporting the protest activities. Today's enforcement included the arrest of two minors who were actively engaged in breaching the injunction by being in a tripod and locking themselves in a sleeping dragon. We are asking parents to help prevent their minors from participating in these dangerous and illegal activities.

All arrested persons were transported to the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment for processing.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 222 individuals; at least 10 of whom were previously arrested. Of the 222 total arrested, 180 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 41 were for obstruction, and 1 for counselling to resist arrest.

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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