Supporters of Wet’suwet’en have blocked trains leaving in and out of Macmillan Yard in Vaughan, Ontario in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders.
All trains going west to Hamilton, London, New York and Michigan are now blocked as of 10 a.m. on Saturday.
“The Wet’suwet’en are not protestors, and neither are we – we are taking direction from Indigenous Natural Law, which has governed these lands for generations before Canada was formed,” read the press release from the TOWet’suwet’en group.
The protests come in support of the Wet’suwet’en land defenders, who are being forced off their land by the RCMP to make way for the Coastal GasLink (GCL) pipeline project.
“A militarized police raid on Indigenous Wet’suwet’en living peacefully on their own territories is intolerable, and unacceptable,” said spokesperson Vanessa Grey.
“Our actions are in support of Anuc ‘nu’at’en (Wet’suwet’en law), which is the sole law that applies to the territories invaded by the RCMP, Canada has no legal jurisdiction, and no moral right. RCMP off the Yintah!”, she added.
Macmillan Yard is the 2nd largest rail classification in Toronto.
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