Saturday, November 24, 2018

Anglican priest gets seven days’ jail time for Trans Mountain protest

From Vancouver-

An Anglican priest and a member of her church were sentenced to seven days in jail, but avoided paying costly legal fees, for staging a protest on Trans Mountain’s Burnaby property in May.

Priest Laurel Dykstra and parishioner Lini Hutchings, both from the environmentally-focused church Salal and Cedar, appeared calm as they heard the sentencing on Friday, maintaining in their final statements that they were acting to protect Indigenous lands. The pair were arrested after chaining themselves to a tree, which breached an injunction that barred protesters from coming within five metres of Trans Mountain’s property.

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