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40 Land and Water Protectors Arrested in Canada, RCMP Brutality, a Call for Reinforcements

Updated: Nov 19, 2021 In the week ending on February 14, 2020, no less than 40 land and water protectors we arrested in Canada, mostly indigenous people occupying the land that they have lived on for many hundreds of years. In the morning hours of Monday, February 10, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) raided a ceremony honoring missing and murdered indigenous women. More than 100 militarized police with machine guns and dogs were able to arrest several land protectors for simply occupying their own land, slated for crossing by a fossil fuel pipeline.Those arrested included the matriarchs of the Unist’ot’en clan, one of five clans that make up the Wet