New rail blockage in Saint-Lambert

New rail blockade & agrave; Saint-Lambert

MISE & Agrave; DAY

A few dozen demonstrators blocked the Canadian National railway line in Saint-Lambert on Saturday morning to support the Wet'suwet'en indigenous nation in its fight against the Coastal GasLink pipeline in British Columbia.

“We will block transportation infrastructure essential to the Canadian economy as long as the RCMP are in Wet'suwet'en territory and construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline continues”, Marianne Côté, an activist from the Anticolonial Montreal group, explained in a press release.

The demonstrators rallied around the slogan “shut down kkkanada”.

“It is important that non-natives take initiatives to respond to the call for solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en and relentlessly disrupt Canadian economic and political life, ”continued Ms. Côté, calling on environmental movements and the defense of the rights of the territories to action.

This new coup, which on comes after a few tense weeks in Wet'suwet'en territory, is reminiscent of the wave of blockages that paralyzed the Canadian rail network in the winter of 2020, just before the start of the pandemic.

In recent times, several protests have erupted in the territory of the Wet'suwet'en Nation, degenerating into clashes with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who have made several arrests over time.

Notably, 15 people, including two journalists, were arrested in one fell swoop on November 20.

Activists opposed to the construction of the pipeline are seeking to block access roads for workers and the delivery of materials, despite injunctions ordering them to give free rein to construction work.

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