The #wouldyoushootmetoo campaign was in response to escalation of tensions between the RCMP and peaceful Wet’suwet’en land defenders. These land defenders were blocking construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline from destroying areas vital to their culture and ecosystem. The Guardian discovered that the RCMP were prepared to use snipers against these peaceful people, ready to shoot innocent people to get their way.
In response, hundreds of Canadian youth took pictures of themselves holding signs saying “Would you shoot me too?” and posting them on social media, tagging politicians and the RCMP. We spoke up to show that Canada will not stand for violent treatment of indigenous people, we say no to colonial violence.