Update #29 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed

Lake Cowichan

2021-06-19 19:22 PDT

Today, on June 19, 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, 7 individuals were arrested for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court) after they were removed from various locking and tripod devices. It was noted that tripod device was very unstable and unsafe. Two of those removed from locking devices and arrested were minors. In addition, 1 person was arrested for assault police officer bringing the total of arrests for today to 8.

unstable tripod with person being removed by ERT officer

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All arrested persons were processed at the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment.

Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 254 individuals; at least 10 of whom were previously arrested. Of the 254 total arrested, 206 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 42 were for obstruction, 4 were for mischief, 1 for counselling to resist arrest and 1 for assault police officer.

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

S/Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

Senior Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6P3 - Mailstop #1608
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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