RCMP expected stiffer resistance during raid in B.C. pipeline, land rights conflict

RCMP expected stiffer resistance during raid in B.C. pipeline, land rights conflict

RCMP expected stiffer resistance during raid in B.C. pipeline, land rights conflict Opponents of Coastal GasLink project were calling for 'war,' RCMP says The RCMP says it expected to face a higher threat when officers moved in last week to clear barricades blocking construction of a natural gas pipeline in northern British Columbia. Social media "rhetoric" from supporters of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs — who say the Coastal GasLink (CGL) project does not have their consent to cross the territory — led planners to believe they would face fiercer resistance, the RCMP said in a statement to CBC News. "Our threat assessment … had been heightened by publicly available rhetoric on social media by the protesters calling for 'war,' which was a change from previous protests in the area," said …
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