Unist’ot’en barrier on Morice River in 2016. (Catherine Matheson photo)

Unist’ot’en open gate

The camp is complying with the temporary injunction allowing natural gas pipeline workers through.

The Unist’ot’en camp south of Houston said Wednesday afternoon it is opening the gate to Coastal GasLink workers to comply with a court injunction.

“They do not want violence that happened in Gitdimt’en to repeat here. Many tears shed, many emotions. Police negotiating with Clan to possibly allow gate to stay up. This is not over,” read a Facebook post by the group at 4 p.m.

The Gitdumden checkpoint further north on Morice River Road was set up days after the B.C. Supreme Court interim injunction in December by the neighbouring clan. It was taken down by RCMP Monday afternoon. Fourteen were arrested and have since been released.

Coastal GasLink contractors then removed other barriers across the road on the way to the Unist’ot’en camp.

The named defendants in the injunction have until Jan. 31 to respond to the injunction, with a more long-term decision to be made by May.

The hereditary chiefs of the Office of the Wet’suwet’en have said they support the Unist’ot’en camp’s effort to stop the construction of the natural gas pipeline leading to the planned LNG Canada terminal in Kitimat.

Hereditary chiefs spoke to media and streamed it on Facebook:

READ MORE: The evolution of a resistance movement

READ MORE: Injunction extended to all LNG blockades south of Houston

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