Protesters with Extinction Rebellion Seattle took part in an action Friday, Jan. 11 standing in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en, a First Nations people in Canada who are fighting the development of a pipeline. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) broke up one protest camp that was preventing workers from accessing the site to do preliminary construction work, resulting in the arrest of 14 people.
The Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs finalized a deal with the RCMP over the anti-pipeline protest over the weekend, according to Global News.
Members of the Unistoten camp declared on their website that the hereditary chiefs have not agreed to allow the Coastal GasLink pipeline to be built on their traditional territories.
“We have demonstrated that this fight is about more than a pipeline; it is about the right of Indigenous peoples around the world to exercise Free, Prior, and Informed Consent,” the post reads.
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