Tuesday, August 9, 2016

VANCOUVER VIDEO: Native Women Violently Arrested by Police at Imperial Metals

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Video uploaded from Facebook
Exclusive video: Vancouver police violently break up the occupation of Imperial Metals HQ by Indigenous women and their supporters, who were marking the two-year anniversary of the Mount Polley mining disaster. 

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Two years after the Mount Polley disaster, Secwepemc Women's Warrior Society and Ancestral Pride had an action today to show Imperial Metals that we will escalate resistance until they cease and desist all mining operation in our Indigenous territories. Imperial Metals ordered thirty police offers to violently assault Indigenous women and supporters, with four arrests and many bruised bodies. But our spirits are high and we know the world is watching, we have support from around the world. We are holding their responsible for the violence against Indigenous lands and Indigenous women. We sent a message to investors and shareholders, including President Brian Kynoch who was in the office, that they are violating our Indigenous Rights and Title and violating our free, prior and informed consent.

According to Kanahus Manuel, "Vancouver is a hub for mining around the world. This industry is violating peoples and lands around the world and we join Indigenous peoples all over with our war cry to protect our homelands. Our actions will continue until Mount Polley and Imperial Metals are out of our territory. The Indigenous nations are united to get industry out of our territory."


jpierre said...

Where's the link to that Youtube vid please?

brendanorrell@gmail.com said...

The video here was uploaded from Facebook. Hopefully they will post it to YouTube soon. Thanks, Brenda, Censored News

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