Watchdog report proves RCMP action in Wet’suwet’en territory ‘unlawful’: Indigenous, civil rights groups

Wet’suwet’en members and their supporters say a police watchdog has confirmed their allegations that RCMP overstepped their powers while enforcing an injunction in northern B.C. earlier this month.

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, the BC Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) and the Union of BC Indian Chiefs filed a complaint with the federal Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP (CRCC) in January, raising concerns about a police road check and exclusion zone.

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