British Columbia

Another 6 arrests Monday at old-growth logging protests on Vancouver Island

Mounties have arrested another six protesters as they continue to enforce a court injunction against old-growth logging blocking on southwestern Vancouver Island.

RCMP say they have arrested 229 people since they began enforcing a court injunction

A sign is shown at the entrance to Eden blockade in the Fairy Creek area near Port Renfrew, B.C. on Tuesday, May, 11, 2021. (Jen Osborne/Canadian Press)

Mounties have arrested another six protesters as they continue to enforce a court injunction against old-growth logging blocking on southwestern Vancouver Island.

RCMP officers were focused on an encampment in the Port Renfrew area on Monday, and say they encountered a group of demonstrators who were on private property and blocking the logging road.

All four were arrested on allegations of mischief, according to a police press release. Another two people were arrested later in the day for allegedly breaching the injunction.

The injunction allows forestry company Teal-Jones to continue logging in its 595-square-kilometre tenure in the region.

Since they began enforcing the injunction in mid-May, police say they have arrested 229 people.

With files from The Canadian Press

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