Pipeline protesters move ‘tiny house’ camp north after leader’s arrest

Pipeline protesters move ‘tiny house’ camp north after leader’s arrest

Kanahus Manuel says on Facebook group has moved to the work camp at Blue River

Anti-pipeline demonstrators have moved their camp of tiny homes north after one of their leaders was arrested and the group ordered out of the North Thompson River Provincial Park.

In a post to Facebook on Monday, leader Kanahus Manuel said the Tiny House Warriors are now in Blue River, a small community where pipeline workers will camp. It’s about an hour’s drive from the provincial park, where they had erected tiny homes along the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion route earlier this month.

“We have made it to our new home and we are here to address Canada we are here to address Trudeau,” Manuel’s post read, inviting others against the project to join them.

Last weekend, the Secwepemc Women’s Warrior Society said members were outraged by Manuel’s arrest, calling it a “declaration of war.”

Police said she was released from custody the same afternoon she was arrested on a series on conditions and promise to appear in court at a later date.

More to come.