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Little sign of lengthy battle over old-growth logging letting up, and the RCMP says it is losing against a sophisticated, well-funded movement.

Dozens of land defenders locked arms and legs to form a human blockade preventing forestry workers from harvesting the last of the old growth forest in the area near Port Renfrew, B.C..CHAD HIPOLITO/The Globe and Mail

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This week, the RCMP will be asking the B.C. Supreme Court for greater enforcement powers of an injunction prohibiting blockades in the area.CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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In four months, RCMP have made close to 1,000 arrests on the blockades in a remote section of rain forest on southern Vancouver Island.CHAD HIPOLITO/The Globe and Mail

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The battle over old-growth logging in British Columbia shows no signs of abating, as protesters keep on coming back to Fairy Creek, in one of the largest acts of civil disobedience in the country.CHAD HIPOLITO/The Globe and Mail

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The protests are now in their second year, and supplies and supporters keep coming.CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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The RCMP was forced to ease enforcement strategies following a ruling by B.C. Supreme Court Justice Douglas Thompson published in early August.CHAD HIPOLITO/The Globe and Mail

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An RCMP helicopter flies above as land defenders locked arms and legs to form a human blockade preventing forestry workers from harvesting the last of the old growth forest in the area near Port Renfrew, B.C..CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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When a fleet of RCMP vehicles pulled up at the bottom of the Granite Mainline forestry road, officers faced more than 70 people sitting on the damp gravel with limbs intertwined to form a giant human knot that barred the only route to the approved logging sites on the mountainside above them.CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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Protesters are defying a forestry company’s logging plans, the provincial government’s efforts to broker a solution and orders of the court.CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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The protests are now in their second year, and supplies and supporters keep coming.CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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Little sign of lengthy battle over old-growth logging letting up, and the RCMP says it is losing against a sophisticated, well-funded movement.CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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Land defenders locked arms and legs to form a human blockade preventing forestry workers from harvesting the last of the old growth forest in the area near Port Renfrew, B.C..CHAD HIPOLITO/THE GLOBE AND MAIL

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