B.C. court orders Gitxsan protesters to end blockade
The B.C. Supreme court has issued an order telling Gitxsan First Nation protesters to halt their blockade.
About 50 Gitxsan protesters have been camped out outside the band's treaty office in Old Hazelton, B.C., since Sunday.
Hereditary Chief Norm Stephens says the order was pinned to the office door overnight Wednesday.
That agreement would give the Gitxsan part ownership in the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline, but some of the band's hereditary chiefs say the agreement was negotiated without their consent.
Despite the B.C. Supreme Court order, Stephens says protesters have no plans to leave, and say band members will be arrested, if necessary.