An RCMP officer threatened to arrest Ricochet journalist Brandi Morin, who was covering a police raid on an anti-logging protest camp on southern Vancouver Island.
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RCMP prevented journalists, including freelance photographer Chad Hipolito on assignment for the Globe and Mail, from approaching a protest camp in the Fairy Creek old-growth forest on Vancouver Island as officers arrested protesters on Sept. 9, 2021.
RCMP officers refused to allow a CBC vehicle through a checkpoint on a road leading to a protest site near Fairy Creek, forcing the crew to make a 14-kilometre round-trip hike to access the area.
RCMP officers threatened to arrest and denied access to journalists Clay Nikiforuk and Aleisha Langmann, who were on assignment for Ricochet Media covering logging protests in Fairy Creek.
RCMP officers threatened to arrest and denied access to journalists Aleisha Langmann and Clay Nikiforuk, who were on assignment for Ricochet Media covering logging protests in Fairy Creek.
RCMP officers arrested photojournalist Colin Smith, who was on assignment for Victoria Buzz covering protests against old-growth logging near Fairy Creek on Vancouver Island on Aug. 10, 2021.
An RCMP officer falsely claimed in an affidavit that journalist Brandi Morin had lied to police while on assignment covering protests at Fairy Creek.