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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Wet’suwet’en Members Sue Police, Coastal Gaslink and Private Security for Targeted Harassment Campaign


Photo taken June 22, 2022 09:58 am of RCMP C-IRG 4 and Forsythe 427 outside Gidimt’en Checkpoint. Forsythe parks 24/7 here and at the bridge. RCMP check in with them multiple times a day/night.
Wet’suwet’en Members Sue Police, Coastal Gaslink and Private Security for Targeted Harassment Campaign



Press Statement

Unceded Wet’suwet’en Yintah (Smithers - BC), June 22, 2022 – Members of the Gidimt’en Clan of the Wet’suwet’en Nation have filed a notice of civil claim against the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, B.C.’s Minister of Justice, Coastal Gaslink Pipeline LTD., and private security contractor Forsythe. The lawsuit follows months of targeted harassment and intimidation, through which hundreds of police and private security personnel have attempted to coerce Wet’suwet’en people into abandoning homes and village sites on unceded Wet’suwet’en territory.

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