Calls for vigilante actions against Wet’suwet’en blockades are growing in far-right circles, anti-hate group says

Article Link: https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2020/02/20/calls-for-vigilante-actions-against-wetsuweten-blockades-are-growing-in-far-right-circles-anti-hate-group-says.html

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While the pipeline has the support of elected band councils along its route, the opposition by the hereditary chiefs has sparked a widespread protest movement that has disrupted much of Canada’s rail transport. The Liberal government is under considerable pressure — both from the opposition Conservatives and from business groups — to find a way to lift the blockades. But the possibility of clashes between pipeline protesters and counterprotesters makes a complicated situation more difficult for law enforcement. The Star asked Public Safety Minister Bill Blair’s office if they were concerned about the counterprotests escalating an already tense situation, whether the minister had discussed the matter with the RCMP, and if the government is doing anything to monitor the situation on a national level.