Two Canadian journalists arrested by RCMP while covering Wet’suwet’en land defenders in B.C.
Sat Nov 20 11:31:32 EST 2021
Two journalists were arrested and detained by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia Friday night while reporting from Wet’suwet’en territory. Both remain in custody.
Since last year, media has covered RCMP raids in the territory, Indigenous rights and police removal of defenders of the land who are blocking the logging of old-growth forests in the area.
Photographer Amber Bracken was on assignment for The Narwhal when she was arrested. Filmmaker and photographer Michael Toledo, a freelance reporter who has been living in Wet’suwet’en territory in order to create a documentary about what Indigenous people face in the region, was also arrested.
The Narwhal said in statements posted to Twitter that they are “extremely disturbed” to learn that Bracken was arrested … Continue reading