Four anti-Trans Mountain protesters sentenced to one month in prison

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Four anti-Trans Mountain protesters sentenced to one month in prison

Several activists from the We, the Secwepemc: Virtual Unity Camp to stop Transmountain Pipeline movement gathered near the courthouse in Kamloops in support of the convicted protesters.

Four protesters who protested against the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion in Kamloops, British Columbia, will each have to spend about a month behind bars.

Miranda Dick, Susan Bibbings, Laura Zadorozny and Heather Lamoureux were sentenced by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick on Wednesday.

In December, they were found guilty of criminal contempt for violating a stay away order from a Trans Mountain construction site in October 2020.

Three of the four women will have to spend 28 days in prison. Heather Lamoureux, who lives in Vancouver, will have to stay there an extra day because when she was arrested she refused to cooperate with the police.

At the time of the In fact, the protesters said they were there to defend clean water, wild salmon and the rights and title of Indigenous peoples, according to a movement of protesters Secwepemc.

A total of eight people were arrested in October 2020 for blocking two construction sites near Kamloops, where workers were preparing to drill to run the pipeline under the Thompson River.

Based on information from Marcella Bernardo

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