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Supporters of Wet'suwet'en Nation raise their voices to oppose LNG pipeline

Last Updated Jan 11, 2020 at 9:19 am PST

FILE: Hereditary Chief Ronnie West, centre, from the Lake Babine First Nation, sings and beats a drum during a solidarity march after Indigenous nations and supporters gathered for a meeting to show support for the Wet'suwet'en Nation, in Smithers, B.C., on January 16, 2019. More than 200 Canadian musicians and industry players are standing in solidarity with people from a northern B.C. First Nation as they protest the construction of a natural gas pipeline on traditional territories. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Summary

Supporters of the Wet'suwet'en Nation in northern BC will try to make their voices heard with a march and rally

The nation's hereditary clan chiefs oppose the construction of a 670 kilometre LNG pipeline through their land

The chiefs have asked the RCMP to not use force against any protesters

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — “All eyes on Wet’suwet’en” is the rallying cry as activists prepare for a march and rally in downtown Vancouver Saturday.

The RCMP has been cleared to enforce an injunction against those protesting a multi-billion dollar LNG pipeline in northern BC.

The project is opposed by hereditary chiefs, who on Friday delivered a set of directives to the Mounties, the province, and the federal government, mostly aimed at maintaining peace in the area.

The nation’s hereditary clan chiefs oppose the construction of a 670 kilometre LNG pipeline through their land. They are now expecting another confrontation with the RCMP, who have a BC Supreme Court injunction to enforce.

Supporters will start gathering outside the Law Courts building at 11:30 a.m. and make their way to Victory Square for speeches around 12:30 p.m.

Grand Chief Stewart Phillip and David Suzuki will be among those rallying at the law courts building on Smithe Street.