The pipeline would transport gas from Dawson Creek to Kitimat on the coast
More than 100 Edmonton residents rallied in the downtown core late Monday in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs opposing a pipeline project on its territory in northern B.C.
The protest started at Beaver Hills House Park for speeches, they later marched along Jasper Avenue and temporarily stopped at the High Level Bridge, blocking traffic for about an hour.
today, folks took the high level bridge in downtown Edmonton, in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en nation.— Batul Gulamhusein (@batulgulamhus) November 23, 2021
we won’t let CGL and the RCMP invade Indigenous lands without fighting back.#AllOutForWedzinKwa #WetsuwetenStrong #YEG pic.twitter.com/9t07mu1FNr
Police blocked traffic as the protesters stopped at the bridge spanning the North Saskatchewan River as the protesters sang songs and had a sacred fire.
Many protesters shouted and chanted, "Always was, always will be Indigenous land," and "How do you spell racist? R-C-M-P."
Just last week, crews in northern BC said they were enforcing an injunction barring protests from blocking an access road used by Coastal Gas Link. On Friday, RCMP arrested 15 people – including two journalists – following a series of protests that blocked access to that road.