Montreal protesters set up new blockade in support of Wet’suwet’en despite proposed agreement

As heavy rain poured down on Montreal, protesters briefly blocked railway tracks in the city’s Pointe-Saint-Charles neighbourhood on Monday in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.

The rail barricade on a train bridge over Wellington Street comes after hereditary chiefs and senior ministers of the federal and British Columbia governments struck a proposed agreement on land rights.

The group behind the protest, called Southwest Solidarity With Wet’suwet’en, said in a statement the action is due to the presence of RCMP and the Coastal GasLink pipeline on the territory in northern B.C.

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