PRINCE GEORGE, BC –
A photojournalist was released by a BC Supreme Court judge on Monday, three days after she was arrested while covering the RCMP’s enforcement of an order against pipeline protesters in northern British Columbia.
Amber Bracken was released on condition that she appear in court in February and that she comply with the terms of the order first issued to Coastal GasLink by the same judge in December 2019.
An RCMP statement released Friday said two people “later claiming to be independent journalists” were arrested after refusing to leave “building-like structures” near a road drilling site. Natural gas pipeline under construction.
The arrest comes after members of the Gidimt’en clan, one of five members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation, set up barricades along the road that serves the forest on November 14.
The RCMP said the road was cleared on Thursday.
Opposition among Wet’suwet’en’s hereditary chiefs over the 670km pipeline sparked protests and rail blockades across Canada early last year, while the council was elected elected by the Wet’suwet’en First Nation and others in the region agreed to the project. .