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Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests spread across country, despite Monday’s arrests – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 25, 202037 Views

Protesters shut down Hamilton, Niagara GO trains Tuesday morning

Feb 25, 2020

Transportation disruptions are spreading across the country this morning, as demonstrators continue to protest in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose a pipeline in northern British Columbia and the federal government’s handling of the file.

On Monday, Ontario Provincial Police descended on a rail blockade set up more than two weeks earlier by the Tyendinaga Mohawk near Belleville, Ont., and charged 10 protesters.

That cleared the way for train service to resume in the area, but as the first train moved along the tracks around 7 p.m. ET Monday, protesters tossed a tire onto the tracks and set it on fire.

While the main protest camp outside Belleville has been dismantled, a few Mohawk demonstrators remain on the south side of the tracks and say they are determined to stay as long as the RCMP continues to patrol Wet’suwet’en territory.

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