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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 12:38 pm
 


Title: More than 850 anti-logging protesters are arrested in Canada, making history
Category: Law & Order
Posted By: Scape
Date: 2021-09-15 16:45:03
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Violence At Fairy Creek
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There’s a video from the Fairy Creek anti-logging demonstrations on Vancouver Island that shows police unleashing pepper spray at close range onto a crowd of activists. At one point, an RCMP officer rips the masks off of two women, shown clearly on the tape. Other witnesses from the scene allege even worse – that officers were kicking and dragging activists, and aiming pepper spray into their mouth, eyes and private areas.

As reporter Cherise Seucharan finds out, the avenues available to the public to hold RCMP accountable don’t seem to be working when it comes to these reports of escalating police violence at Fairy Creek. The courts, the police complaints system, and even the media have not been able to stop RCMP from acting in ways that have been condemned by experts, civil rights lawyers and by the RCMP’s own watchdog.


“Essentially you have a police state”
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Recent weeks have seen increasing reports of police violence and misconduct at Fairy Creek. According to reporters, activists, and legal observers on the ground at the anti-logging demonstrations in southern Vancouver Island, the RCMP has been deploying force in their arrests of peaceful demonstrators.

One video taken on August 21 showed an RCMP officer ripping the Covid face masks off of two women, seconds before police unleashed pepper spray onto a crowd at close range.

“I screamed at him, asking what the heck he was doing and why’d you rip our masks off?” one of the women, Sharon Davies, tells Canadaland.

On this week’s episode of CANADALAND, we speak to people who describe violence they’ve experienced or witnessed at Fairy Creek, as well as to experts who explain the limits of the public’s ability to hold the RCMP to account:


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 4:21 pm
 


Now who was saying we were a democracy again?


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2021 6:21 pm
 


Well, it's not like they were expressing their freedom by blocking the entrances to a hospital or something mundane like that. :roll:


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 5:43 am
 


No, but they are peacefully defending the watershed that flows into first nations land, and the fauna that inhabits that forest.

Totally reasonable to get kicked in the face and have your crotch heavily seasoned for disobedience like that.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:17 pm
 


DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Now who was saying we were a democracy again?

The 1,000 times as many BCers who depend on forestry maybe?
It's up to gov't and the First Nations to settle the issuenot handful of nutjobs who've never lived there, never been there and never will go near there again once things calm down.
Like the 12 come from aways who don't own a boat who've even been to Clayquot Sound in the last decade.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:32 pm
 


herbie herbie:
DrCaleb DrCaleb:
Now who was saying we were a democracy again?

The 1,000 times as many BCers who depend on forestry maybe?
It's up to gov't and the First Nations to settle the issuenot handful of nutjobs who've never lived there, never been there and never will go near there again once things calm down.
Like the 12 come from aways who don't own a boat who've even been to Clayquot Sound in the last decade.


Why do people who don't have a direct stake in the thing being protested, not protest? [huh]

If that were the case, then it would be the logging companies versus the native band, and we know which group has the system stacked in it's favour. :idea:


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