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.