Police failing Indigenous in lobster dispute: Minister – BNN

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Police failing Indigenous in lobster dispute: Minister – BNN

by ahnationtalk on October 20, 202034 Views

HALIFAX — Canada’s Indigenous services minister said Monday that police in Nova Scotia have failed to properly protect Indigenous people embroiled in an ugly dispute over lobster fishing.

Marc Miller made the comments about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police after a turbulent weekend in the Atlantic province, where a lobster pound was burned to the ground and police accused one person of assaulting a Mi’kmaq leader and another of setting fire to a van owned by an Indigenous fisherman.

For weeks, Indigenous fishermen have said they are being targeted with harassment, vandalism and violence from commercial harvesters.

“Indigenous people have been let down by the police, those who are sworn to protect them,? Miller said. “The protection of people on both sides has to prevail, and clearly that has not been the case up until now.”

Read More: https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/police-failing-indigenous-in-lobster-dispute-minister-1.1510407

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