RCMP working on quick solution with ‘sovereign citizens’ like Freeman-on-the-Land

GRANDE PRAIRIE, Alta. – RCMP say they’re working towards a peaceful solution after reports that some self-proclaimed sovereign citizens have taken over a trapper’s cabin in northern Alberta.

Cpl. Roy Kennedy says officers are looking into complaints relating to property about 60 kilometres southeast of Grande Prairie.

A spokeswoman with Alberta Environment says that back in May, several people had been illegally living in tents on public land in the area.

They were given an eviction order but refused to leave, saying they were going to start up their own country.

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The government says the group’s philosophy is consistent with the Freeman-on-the-Land movement.

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Last month, police in Calgary arrested a man on outstanding warrants who had claimed a duplex as his embassy, changed the locks and refused to leave.

Video: A look inside the former ‘Freeman embassy’

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