Update #33 on police enforcement of injunction order in Fairy Creek Watershed
B.C., Lake Cowichan
2021-06-24 21:22 PDT
Today, on June 24, 2021, police enforcement continued at an encampment in the Braden Mainline Forest Service Road area near Port Renfrew.
During the course of the day, a total of 10 individuals were arrested; 7 of whom for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), and 3 for obstruction. Of note, 1 of those arrested today removed themselves voluntarily from their locking device.
All arrested persons were processed at the Lake Cowichan RCMP Detachment.
There were also 4 individuals who were not removed today from their locking devices, after officers determined those individuals are able to free themselves voluntarily by unlocking from their non-permanent fixtures. A re-assessment will be made tomorrow or in subsequent days.
Since enforcement began, the RCMP have now arrested 301 individuals; at least 12 of whom were previously arrested. Of the 301 total arrested, 228 were for breaching the injunction (civil contempt of court), 65 were for obstruction, 4 were for mischief, 2 were for breaching their release conditions, 1 for counselling to resist arrest and 1 for assaulting a 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.
Sgt. Chris Manseau
Division Media Relations Officer
BC RCMP Communication Services
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