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Canadian Police Arrest Forest Defenders as Crackdown on Fairy Creek Activists Resumes

HeadlineAug 18, 2023

In Canada, at least three land defenders were arrested Tuesday after officials resumed enforcement of a court injunction used to crack down on activists at the Indigenous-led blockade at the Fairy Creek watershed on Vancouver Island. This comes as over 140 court cases against anti-logging protesters were recently dropped by British Columbia authorities, as it was found police didn’t properly read or explain the court injunction to them. The injunction was first granted to logging company Teal-Jones in April 2021 and was lifted a few months later after a court said it violated the civil liberties of protesters and infringed on press freedom.

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