Trudeau Says Rail Blockades Must Come Down

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that the barricades that have cut off rail service to parts of Canada must now come down.

Trudeau said that the injunctions must be obeyed, and the law must be upheld."

The Prime Minister delivered the remarks following a meeting with his Incident Response Team on the recent rail disruptions. He said that "Canadians who are feeling the very real impact of these blockades are running out of patience."

Chief Smogelgem, a Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chief says that "inconvenience that they're experiencing is something we've experienced since the beginning of contact when our people were first forced onto reservations."

The protests stemmed from opposition from the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who oppose a natural gas pipeline that is slated to be put through their territory.

Wetʼsuwetʼen are a First Nations people who live on the Bulkley River and around Burns Lake, Broman Lake, and François Lake in the northwestern Central Interior of British Columbia.