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- Created: Wednesday, 30 October 2013 14:52
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By Brian Morton, Vancouver Sun
Houston RCMP is investigating an incident of willful damage at a protest site on the Morice West forest service road overnight Monday.
Police said the incident happened at the protest site of the Unistoten First Nation at the 66-kilometre mark of the forest service road.
Police said witnesses stated that they heard a loud bang coming from the far end of the Morice River bridge at 10:30 p.m. Monday. Witnesses saw flames and a vehicle leave the area.
Police found that several plastic containers containing a flammable liquid had been placed up against a large protest placard placed in front of the bridge, and the containers ignited.
There were no injuries or damage to the bridge deck, but the placard was scorched.
Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact Houston RCMP at 250-845-2204 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.