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Anti-pipeline protest to be held in Kelowna

Extinction Rebellion protest in Kelowna.
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January 11, 2020 - 11:53 AM

The Wet’suwet’en First Nation will get support from the Central Okanagan today, Jan. 11.

The Wet’suwet’en have been protesting the construction of the TransCanada Coastal GasLink pipeline in Northern B.C. that, once constructed, will run from Dawson Creek to Kitimat.

“Unceded and sovereign Wet’suwet’en land is under attack… We demand that the provincial and federal governments take action and immediately revoke the permits for the LNG pipeline until standards of Free Prior and Informed Consent under the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) are met,” Extinction Rebellion Kelowna’s event page reads.

The protest will be held at 1 p.m. in front of the Kelowna Law Courts.

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