Injunction granted against protest blockade at Deltaport

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted an injunction Sunday evening against protesters who have been blocking the entrance to Deltaport and The Port of Vancouver.

The protest blockades, which have been in place for four days in Vancouver and since Saturday night at Deltaport, have been a show of solidarity for Wet’suwet’en pipeline opponents.

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According to Global News, the B.C. Maritime Employers Association said it was granted the injunction last Sunday afternoon and served the court order to the demonstrators at both locations at 5:30 p.m.

“While we respect the right to a peaceful protest, we need to ensure that our 7,000 skilled waterfront employees are able to get to their place of work, safely perform their jobs and continue to support their families,” said BCMEA president and CEO Mike Leonard in a statement.

Leonard said access to the ports and a resumption of normal operations would happen “as soon as possible.”

The Red Braid Alliance for Decolonial Socialism, who started the Deltaport protest, confirmed the receipt of the injunction on its Twitter feed Sunday night.

“The Port blockades have been served with injunction orders, but more important is that the RCMP snowplow has cleared the road to the bridge into Unist’ot’en. #ALLEYESONWETWUWETEN! That is the focus and center of this struggle,” said their Twitter feed.

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