Seven adults were arrested for breaking the law which forbids encampments on the legislature grounds and bans people from providing goods to the camps.

The Winnipeg Police Services were in a response to the information they had that occupants were bringing new building materials to set up a third tipi on the north side of the grounds.

 Originally, the provincial government only confirmed that people had been arrested, and the WPS denied commenting on the situation. It is now released that seven occupants were arrested and charged with the following offences:

  • Obstruction of a peace officer.
  • Deposit items in the legislative precinct that support extended stay.

The following adults were arrested:

  • A 27-year-old male, Tyler DEMARCHUK
  • A 34-year-old male, Patrick NEILEN
  • A 45-year-old male, Aaron Lee DUMAS
  • A 55-year-old male, Eduardo Alberto BARAHONA
  • A 35-year-old female, Krystal Lisa Kerriann JENSEN
  • A 36-year-old female, Monique CUSSON
  • A 39-year-old female, Ashley CATCHEWAY

"The Winnipeg Police Service recognizes and honours that today is the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and 2SLGBTQ+ (MMIWG2S+). The Winnipeg Police and Manitoba Government officials made the decision to dismantle the camp today as a result of escalating threats of bodily harm, the indication of weapons and aggressive behaviour by north camp occupants," says the news release.

There was an assembly at the Manitoba Legislative Building to honour the National Day of Action for MMIWG2S+ which was able to proceed without any interruptions.

Once the assembly was over, the WPS cleared the north ground encampment to safely and without interruption de-commission the north camp.

Upon the dismantlement, weapons were discovered at the site.


Updated on October 5, at 5:00 p.m.

On October 4 at 2:30 p.m., the WPS arrested and charged five additional individuals for the following offences:

  • Obstruction of a peace officer.
  • Occupy or portable structure in the legislative precinct.

The following people were arrested after refusing to vacate the north encampment of the Legislative grounds:

  • A 45-year-old female, Trina Maggie FRANCOIS
  • A 43-year-old male, Daniel Lawrence JONES
  • A 50-year-old male, Philip Michael MCLENNAN
  • A 50-year-old male, Gregory Thomas PITTMAN
  • A 54-year-old male, Owen Lee HALL 

In a previous release, it was indicated that weapons were found during the dismantlement of the encampment, and the following items have been seized:

  • Axes x 3
  • Hammer
  • Hatchet
  • Body armour
  • 3-foot club
  • Spear
  • Machete