Protesters across Canada are blocking rail lines as a show of solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, who have opposed the construction of the Coastal GasLink pipeline project through their territory.
Protesters set up a blockade on a CN Rail line west of Edmonton Wednesday morning, showing their support for the Wet'suwet'en heredity chiefs.
The group, Cuzzins for Wet'suwet'en, intends to maintain the blockade until the RCMP leaves the traditional territory.
The demonstrators set up the blockade at about 6 a.m. Wednesday in the area of 110th Avenue and Range Road 261.
Demonstrators created a large barricade with wooden packing crates covered with a spray-painted banner reading "no consent."
While trains were stopped, protesters were allowing vehicle traffic through the area.