Tzeporah Berman, an organizer of the 1990s “War in the Woods” protest against old-growth logging, was arrested during the police sweep.
Mounties say more than two dozen people have been arrested near Port Renfrew, B.C., as officers enforce a court injunction ordering the removal of blockades set up to protest old-growth logging.
Police say two people were arrested after being removed from a structure hanging between two trees along a remote forest service road on Vancouver Island.
RCMP say after the initial arrests a group formed, blocking traffic along the service road and resulting in the arrest of roughly 25 people.
Activists say Tzeporah Berman, one of the organizers of the 1990s “War in the Woods” protest against old-growth logging, was arrested during the police sweep.
Mounties say those arrested were offered the opportunity to leave or be arrested.
Activists say very little of the best old-growth forest remains in B.C. and Fairy Creek is the last unprotected, intact old-growth valley on southern Vancouver Island.
Police have now arrested 59 people over the course of the protest.