Update #43 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed
B.C., Lake Cowichan
2021-07-06 21:09 PDT
Police enforcement of the BC Supreme Court injunction order in the Fairy Creek Watershed area continued today, on July 6, 2021 in the Braden Mainline and Reid Mainline areas.
During the course of the day, individuals were found to be locked in various devices. A total of 9 individuals were arrested, all for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court).
Larger image: individuals in locking devices on the ground
Larger image: individuals attached in a locking device behind the wheel of a police car
Photo of individuals behind the police car was from arrests on July 5, 2021 (see news release Update #42).
All arrested persons today were processed and released in Port Renfrew.
Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 376 individuals; at least 26 of whom were previously arrested. Of the 376 total arrested, 286 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 78 were for obstruction, 7 were for mischief, 2 were for breaching their release conditions, 2 for assaulting a police officer, 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.
BC RCMP Communication Services
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