In an event organized by Guelph Anti-Pipeline Action Group and OPIRG, members of the community held a rally at the Farmer’s Market Saturday morning in solidarity with the Indigenous Wet’suwet’en First Nation.
The Indigenous nation, based in British Columbia, experienced earlier this year a standoff with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who knocked down a barricade so a pipeline could be built. It is not the first time action has been taken in Guelph.
Wet’suwet’en nation’s Unist’ot’en Camp, which lies beyond the remaining checkpoint, said at the time that some 35 RCMP units with helicopters and snowmobiles came to knock the barriers down.
The event page said the Unist’ot’en are counting on support from across the country as the B.C. Supreme Court rules on the interim injunction in place to allow workers from Coastal Gaslink to Access the First Nation lands.
The result will either be an interlocutory injunction, allowing the RCMP to keep up their movements, or a dismissal which will end what the Farmers’ Market rally organizers call “human rights violations”.