Video recorded during RCMP raid appears to show officer pointing rifle in direction of protester

VANCOUVER -- New video released by Indigenous pipeline opponents in northern B.C. appears to show an officer pointing a rifle in the direction of a Gitxsan Nation man as the RCMP moved in on a checkpoint on Wet'suwet'en territory.

The video, which was edited before being published, was shared by the Gidimt'en Camp on Facebook Wednesday. The group said it was filmed by Gitxsan activist Denzel Sutherland-Wilson, who was stationed atop a tower during the RCMP enforcement of the interlocutory injunction on Wet'suwet'en land on Feb. 7. The protesters had been attempting to stop the construction of a Coastal GasLink pipeline project.

Another demonstrator on the tower, Anne Spice, is overheard saying, "you've got us safely surrounded with all of your weapons, with your automatic weapons. For what? For four Indigenous people trying to protect this land." The camera then pans around to show multiple armed officers below the demonstrators.


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