Indigenous youth and activists occupying justice building in Ottawa hold news conference
Indigenous youth and activists speak with reporters in Ottawa about their protest in support of the Wet’suwet’en Nation. Indigenous youth and their allies are occupying the lobby of the Department of Justice building in Ottawa, where they want to meet with Justice Minister David Lametti. The group say they will stay until the RCMP leaves the blockade in northern British Columbia set up by members of the Wet’suwet’en Nation opposing the Coastal GasLink pipeline project. The protestors in Ottawa also want Lametti to meet with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs. Other protests have been held across the country in support of the Wet’suwet’en.