January 17, 2022

La Ronge Northerner

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Return to Saint-Lambert by train

Nearly two years after their last coup, about sixty protesters, in support of the tribal people, on Saturday completely blocked an important rail link on the south coast of Montreal.

At 9:30 a.m., people blocked the Canadian National (CN) tracks in Saint-Lambert with logs. Then they sat on the tracks, listened to songs, and lit a fire. Numerous policemen were watching them.

“We are going to destabilize the Canadian economy by blocking the tracks here until the Royal Canadian Mounted Police leave Wet’suwet’en territory and the construction of the coastal gasling pipeline in British Columbia continues,” said Marianne Cote, an activist. In custody.

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He was the only member of the group that agreed to discuss the issue with the Le Journal on Saturday.

Dozens of people blocked CN tracks in Saint-Lambert on Saturday in support of Wet'suwet'en Nation.

Photo by QMI Agency, Theory Lawforce

Dozens of people blocked CN tracks in Saint-Lambert on Saturday in support of Wet’suwet’en Nation.

The demonstration was organized by non-natives who call themselves the “allies” of the natives. The last such blockade occurred in Saint-Lambert, in February 2020. It lasted three days.

Protesters chanted “Anti-colonialism, solidarity with the opposing people” and carried a banner reading “Close Canada”.

According to MMe Cote d’Ivoire clashes resumed on November 20 with the arrest of 14 members of the Wetsweten community in British Columbia.

Violent argument

Many motorists hurled insults at the protesters.

“Fix it quickly, police, if it’s not the natives, let them roar in their Saint-Lambert camp,” shouted one of them.

This caused a bit of a stir with the police.

Photo by QMI Agency, Theory Lawforce

This caused a bit of a stir with the police.

CN Police and the Longueuil Agglomeration Police Service (SPAL) team made several attempts to evacuate the area.

At 1:30 p.m., two activists wanted to bring a lunch box to the railroad tracks. However, they faced a barrage of attacks from SPAL agents. There was a heated argument with police, but no one was injured.

Three trains were stopped

The train started abruptly and ended abruptly at 3pm within 6 hours.

Participants voluntarily and peacefully left the demonstration.

According to our observations, at least three freight trains had to go backwards as the tracks were blocked.

CN restrained itself for its part by saying that it was “closely monitoring the situation” rather than pursuing the measures it intended to take, including a possible ban on expelling protesters during the upcoming siege.