The Houston RCMP took 15 more people, including two journalists, into custody for breaching the injunction order granted to Coastal Gas Links.
The arrests were made Friday as part of an effort to clear obstructions and blockades along a couple of forest service roads.
In the morning, the Morice Forest Service Road remained open to industry traffic, who continued to move supplies and supports to their people in the works camps.
However, upon arrival at the 2-kilometer mark of the Marten Forest Service Road, officers discovered additional obstructions, blockades, two building-like structures as well as a woodpile that was on fire directly around a drilling site.
After police determined there were individuals within the buildings, officers read the BC Supreme Court injunction and encouraged those inside numerous times to leave or face arrest.
The individuals failed to comply and officers broke through the doors, entered the structures, and arrests were made without incident.
According to police, among those inside the structures were two individuals who later identified themselves as independent journalists.
A total of 11 individuals were arrested at this location.
Those arrested were transported to the detachment for processing and will be held in custody until their next court appearance.
On Thursday, 14 were arrested, one was released with no charges and with respect to the remaining 13 – eight were released on conditions and five have been transported to Prince George for their next appearance on Monday.
— BCRCMP (@BCRCMP) November 20, 2021