A Digby County, N.S., man has been charged after an assault on Sipekne’katik First Nation Chief Mike Sack on Wednesday within the midst of an ongoing dispute over the lobster fishery.
The alleged assault occurred in New Edinburgh, considered one of two areas the place a number of hundred business fishermen and their supporters raided a lobster facility on Tuesday night. Mi’kmaw fishers had been storing their catches within the constructing.
The raids come after weeks of unrest within the province’s southwest, sparked by the launch of a “average livelihood” lobster fishery by the Sipekne’katik band outdoors the federally mandated business season.
Throughout the night time of unrest, lobster was destroyed, a lobster pound was broken, a van was set on hearth and one other automobile was vandalized.
Footage from Wednesday reveals a person grabbing and shoving Sack throughout an altercation on the lobster pound in New Edinburgh.
Sack mentioned on Thursday that he had employed attorneys and could be pursuing authorized motion in opposition to any people or teams “which can be interfering with our proper to fish” — together with the person who grabbed and shoved him.