Old-growth protesters allege RCMP’s Fairy Creek actions defy recent court order

Police are continuing to employ questionable tactics as they enforce an injunction at the Fairy Creek old-growth blockades on Vancouver Island despite a recent court decision declaring their actions unlawful, activists allege.

Not only are the RCMP ignoring the B.C. Supreme Court ruling that deemed broad exclusion zones, checkpoints, searches and media restrictions illegal, but police are doubling down and escalating their use, said Kathleen Code, a spokesperson for the Rainforest Flying Squad (RSF), the coalition behind the old-growth blockades in the Port Renfrew region.

“The court made its decision around the illegality of RCMP exclusion zones … but we see no effect whatsoever on the ground,” said Code.


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