Rally at Bovill Square Jan. 8 in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who back Unist’ot’en and Gitdumden blockades. (Grant Harris photos)

International rallies in support of Wet’suwet’en LNG pipeline opposition

Smithers just one of dozens of rallies across Canada, U.S., and even Milan according to organizers.

Rallies in support of the hereditary chiefs of the Office of the Wet’suwet’en who back blockades south of Houston meant to stop natural gas pipeline production were held in Smithers, Vancouver, Ottawa, Seattle, and even Milan according to organizers.

Bovill Square in Smithers was filled with supporters over the lunch hour Tuesday.

RCMP arrested 14 people Monday as it took down the Gitdumden road block set up several weeks ago. That blockade or checkpoint was set up after an interim injunction was granted to Coastal GasLink to remove a gate put up by the Unist’ot’en camp blocking access to the planned route for a natural gas pipeline leading to the $40-billion LNG Canada export terminal being built in Kitimat.

A second rally was scheduled for Smithers at Gordon L Williams Rotary Park at Main Street and Highway 16 for 4:30 p.m. the same day.

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Carmen Nikal speaking the day after being arrested at the Gitdumden checkpoint south of Houston. The rally at Bovill Square Jan. 8 was in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who back Unist’ot’en and Gitdumden blockades. (Grant Harris photos)

Rally at Bovill Square Jan. 8 in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who back Unist’ot’en and Gitdumden blockades. (Grant Harris photos)

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