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Police see peaceful dispersal of 40 protesters

Castlegar Source
By Castlegar Source
March 10th, 2011

Protesters dispersed peacefully and without incident at the Perry Ridge protest camp today, according to RCMP Sgt. Dan Seibel.

Seibel said that nine officers (including one from Castlegar) attended the camp on Little Slocan Forest Service Road this morning at about 10:30 a.m. to enforce an injunction order that was upheld in BC Supreme Court in Nelson on March 4 that anyone “attending at or near the Perry Ridge Forest Service Road and/or Little Slocan Forest Service Road … be restrained, enjoined and prohibited until trial or other disposition of this action” if they interfere with the logging operations.  Seibel said police found roughly 40 protesters at the site, including 30 adults and 10 children.  “The … injunction was read and explained,” he said. “The protesters were friendly and polite. Following discussions between the RCMP, the logging company and protesters, the protest group permitted vehicle access to employees of Sunshine Logging Company.  “The protesters were cooperative and compliant … (and) dismantled their tent/shelter, extinguished their campfire and packed up their belongings and departed.”  Seibel said there were no arrests or problems at all.  “The RCMP appreciate the cooperation and understanding of both the protest group and Sunshine Logging regarding this court injunction.”  

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