A small group of demonstrators brought trains and traffic to a standstill in Guelph on Saturday, one of several actions across Canada in support of the Wet’suwet’en people, as RCMP removed them from their lands, which are in the way of a pipeline construction route in Northern BC.
The group of about 20 people shouted “Wetsuweten Strong” and “Shutdown Canada” as the protestors disrupted traffic at the intersection of York Road and Victoria, to express their anger over the recent RCMP raids conducted on unceded Wet`suwet`en territories.
The protestors spread across the roadway and train lines in an attempt to disrupt what they called ‘business as usual’
The RCMP have been enforcing a court order, allowing Coastal GasLink to construct a liquified natural gas line through Wet’suwet’en unceded lands.
At least six people in the camp were arrested last week, and police has also detained journalists trying to document the events.