Highway open after disruption in Cumberland

Comox Valley

2020-02-11 07:39 PST

File # 2020-2286

On February 10, 2020 the Inland Island Highway was blocked for almost 24 hours while people gathered on the roadway in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation.

The primary concerns of the Comox Valley RCMP during the protest were public safety, police officer safety, and the preservation of the rights of demonstrators to their freedoms of expression, association and mobility.

We received several complaints about the traffic disruption said Cst. Monika Terragni, Media Relations Officer, Comox Valley RCMP. We had a uniform presence on the highway in order to maintain the public peace and be a calming influence while we worked to resolve the matter peacefully she added.

The Comox Valley RCMP reminds residents that we are enforcing the criminal code and have/will investigate any and all complaints regarding criminal activity associated with the protest. To make a report, please contact the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment at (250) 338-1321, rather than posting to social media.

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Cst. Monika Terragni

Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
comoxvalley.bc.rcmp.ca (English only)
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781

Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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