Canadian eco-militants launched major attack on Coastal Gaslink construction site, then ambushed police

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According to a press release from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, about twenty masked militants stormed a construction site for Coastal GasLink around 12:30 AM Thursday. The perps came armed with axes and firebombs. The site is near Houston, British Columbia.

The militants violently confronted employees of Coastal GasLink, smashed vehicles and construction equipment, and set fires. When police and firefighters arrived, they found the road blocked by a school bus, a large fire, and boards full of nails.

The perps hurled smoke bombs and “fire lit sticks” at police. One police officer was injured.

Coastal GasLink says the perps caused millions of dollars worth of damage. The RCMP released numerous photographs of the destruction.