Protesters were outside the Serious Coffee on Blanshard Street in Victoria Wednesday morning after protesting at the Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources through the night. Twelve protesters were arrested by police during the occupation. (Nina Grossman/News Staff)

Earth Strike Vernon to back Wet’suwet’en people with rally

Youth group plans peaceful solidarity protest Sunday, Feb. 23, at courthouse

A Vernon democratic climate action group organized by youth will show solidarity for Wet’suwet’en land defenders.

Earth Strike Vernon has scheduled a peaceful protest for the Vernon Courthouse steps on Sunday, Feb. 23, from 12-3 p.m.

The group is appalled by the colonial violence being shown to the Wet’sewet’en defenders in B.C., and invites all citizens to show their solidarity as they face what the group says is repeated acts of violence at the hands of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).

READ MORE: Pipeline protesters shut down major Vancouver intersection in support of Wet’suwet’en

“The events occurring on unceded Wet’suwet’en land are unacceptable,” said Taylor Louis, newly elected municipal organizer of Earth Strike Vernon. “Immediate steps must be taken to bring an end to the aggressions of the Canadian state against the Wet’suwet’en people.”

Earth Strike Vernon is a municipal chapter of the larger Earth Strike International, an organization devoted to climate justice.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Pipeline

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

World Cup skier and Penticton native, Brayden Kuroda, dies at 19

Kuroda, who made his World Cup debut earlier this year, passed away suddenly Monday night.

Okanagan rinks have mixed results as BC Seniors Curling finals begin

A total of 15 rinks are competing in Vernon for right to go to nationals in Manitoba

Penticton Vees to open first round of playoffs against West Kelowna

Penticton will come into the series as heavy favourites against the Warriors.

Town of Osoyoos voices support for proposed casino

Osoyoos council voted to submit a letter of support for a proposed casino on OIB land

Canadian Air Force joins Okanagan rescue of missing Kelowna snowmobiler

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

VIDEO: 7 things you need to know about the 2020 B.C. budget

Surplus of $227 million with big spending on infrastructure and capital projects

Trees Cannabis director fined $1.5M for selling marijuana

Fine follows provincial crackdown on popular dispensary

Coastal GasLink pipeline investor committed to closing deal despite protests

Developer TC Energy Corp. — formerly TransCanada Corp. — is to remain the operator of the $6.6-billion pipeline

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

What’s in a name? The story of Revelstoke’s Mt. Begbie

It’s likely the iconic peak had several Indigenous peoples’ names before settlers arrived

Budget 2020: B.C. Liberals blast ‘Netflix tax,’ lack of economic plan

ICBC rates still go up, except in election year, Shirley Bond says

Two law enforcement trucks ‘deliberately’ set on fire in northern B.C., RCMP say

Police say they have video evidence of a person in the area of the truck fires

Nanaimo man wins lotto, plans to buy $16,000 fridge

Curtis Wright a winner in Lotto 6/49 draw

Three protesters arrested after blocking driveway at premier’s home

Protestors claimed they would make a citizen’s arrest of the Premier, according to West Shore RCMP

Most Read