Friday 28 February 2020

Canadian rail blockades continue: Protesters watch as Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs set to meet with feds

This video in Canada shows protesters starting fires on the railroad and jumping away from nearby moving trains. A new group of protesters who set up camp at Tyendinaga in Ontario, with a fire being set by the tracks as a train went by and a car set ablaze on Wednesday, are watching intently as Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs are planning and expected to meet with federal ministers on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Many people are hoping the meeting may mark a turning point for the protests in solidarity with hereditary chiefs over the Coastal GasLink pipeline in B.C. Rail blockades appeared in various parts across the country over the past few weeks. This means that commuter rails and the transportation of resources slowed down.

Some protesters were also seen Wednesday standing on the rails while a train came towards them. They jumped away from the train in the last few seconds. It is dangerous behavior. The previous blockade at Tyendinaga was removed earlier this week. That allowed trains to move on the rails, as usual.

Read more details here:

Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs say meeting with feds back on after ‘miscommunication’ -

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  1. (The following is from the website of the Chiefs)

    BC & Canada abruptly cancel talks with the Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chiefs

    (WET'SUWET'EN TERRITORY - SMITHERS, BC) February 26, 2020.
    The Hereditary Chiefs graciously invited Federal and Provincial governments to enter into talks and they abruptly declined. Our willingness and invitation remain open to BC and Canada.

    We thank our supporters for their tireless dedication and respectfully ask for
    their continued support.
    In accordance to our Inuk Nu’at’en (our laws), the Wet’suwet’en cannot speak on other nation’s behalf.,_2020_Press_Release.pdf

    (Office of Wet'suwet'en -