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More than a dozen arrested in British Columbia anti-logging protests


May 25, 2021
By Canadian Press

May 25, 2021 – Mounties say 14 people were arrested on southern Vancouver Island Saturday as officers enforced a court injunction ordering the removal of blockades set up to protest old-growth logging.

Police say six people were arrested Saturday near Port Renfrew, B.C., at an encampment.

RCMP say two people were then removed from a structure hanging between two trees along the remote McClure forest service road west of Lake Cowichan later in the day.

Mounties say after the initial arrests a group formed around midday, blocking traffic along the road and resulting in several more arrests.

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Activists say Tzeporah Berman, one of the organizers of the 1990s “War in the Woods” protest against old-growth logging, was arrested during the police sweep.

Mounties say those arrested were offered the opportunity to leave or be arrested.


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