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Indigenous youth protest at B.C. Legislature, support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

BY , Feb 26, 2020 10:27 PM - REPORT AN ERRORLAST UPDATED ON Apr 24, 2020 3:32 PM

Wet’suwet’en supporters form a line to halt the progress of a police vehicle at the B.C. legislature in Victoria, Monday, Feb.24, 2020. They are there in defiance of a court injunction restricting the blockage of entrances to the building. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner

Wet’suwet’en supporters form a line to halt the progress of a police vehicle at the B.C. legislature in Victoria, Monday, Feb.24, 2020. They are there in defiance of a court injunction restricting the blockage of entrances to the building. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner

Indigenous youth who have been camping on the steps of the B.C. Legislature since Monday to show support for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs say they are prepared to occupy provincial and federal government offices as well as rail lines to stop the Coastal GasLink project.

The group held a news conference this morning in front of the legislature, saying their protest is aimed at supporting all those who want to protect sacred lands and waters from projects such as the pipeline.

Spokeswoman Ta'Kaiya Blaney says Indigenous people are being arrested and ``criminalized'' for trying to protect the futures of all children in the province.

She says reconciliation is dead and it is unacceptable for politicians to try to push the pipeline development through.

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