A stand-off over the construction of TC Energy's Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia, Canada, ended this week after police and protesters tangled on a stretch of road in Wet'suwet'en territory where opponents of the natural gas pipeline had set up camp and erected blockades.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) arrested 29 people, including a photojournalist on assignment and a documentary filmmaker, sparking outcries of heavy-handed tactics and violations of press freedom in a country not exactly known for political oppression.