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Support rally for Unist’ot’en, Gidimt’en in Prince George

About 25 people braved the -13 degree Celsius temperature Tuesday afternoon for at least a couple of hours, rallying in support of Unist’ot’en and Gidimt’en camps south of Houston.

Fourteen people were arrested Monday as police enforced a court injunction to remove blockades on the Morice West Forest Service Road. On December 14, Coastal GasLink was granted an injunction allowing access to the area to start work on a pipeline which would transport natural gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat. A second blockade was also erected at the Gidimt’en camp, several kilometres from the Unist’ot’en Camp at the Morice River Bridge. Police removed the Gidimt’en camp Monday.

The Unist’ot’en Camp was erected in 2012 by the Wetsuwet’en to oppose pipelines in the Indigenous community’s traditional territory. 

The Prince George rally was one of several around the country in support of the Unist’ot’en.