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Canada 37 arrested in rail blockade in west end, Toronto police say

03:05  27 february  2020
03:05  27 february  2020 Source:   cbc.ca

New anti-pipeline blockade set up by protesters in west Edmonton

  New anti-pipeline blockade set up by protesters in west Edmonton Protesters have set up a blockade on a CN rail line on Edmonton's western boundary, the latest protest staged by supporters of Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs over a contentious pipeline project. A group called Cuzzins for Wet'suwet'en said it is staging the protest "in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en."The demonstrators set up the blockade at about 4 a.m. MT Wednesday in the area of 110th Avenue and Range Road 261. Demonstrators created a large tarp-covered barricade with wooden pallets covered with a spray-painted banners reading "No consent" and "Reconciliation is dead.

Toronto police say they have made three arrests after a protest emerged Tuesday evening in the city's west end as part of ongoing demonstrations in support of a British Columbia First Nation. Police say in a tweet this morning that officers provided protesters with an injunction and began moving them

Toronto police say they have made arrests and broken up the protest that halted Milton's GO Transit train line. WATCH ABOVE: Tensions were high on Tuesday when a Wet’suwet’en solidarity rail blockade in Toronto saw dozens standing at tracks near Dundas Street and Jane Street.

a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Toronto police say they arrested 37 people at a protest on railway tracks in the city's west end on Tuesday. © Evan Mitsui/CBC Toronto police say they arrested 37 people at a protest on railway tracks in the city's west end on Tuesday.

Toronto police say they arrested 37 people at a protest in the city's west end that disrupted GO train service on Tuesday.

Twenty-five people have been released unconditionally, police said on Twitter on Wednesday..

Twelve out of the 37 were charged with mischief. Police said an additional seven charges under the Rail Safety Act were laid against the 12 already criminally charged.

Earlier on Wednesday, police said they moved protesters from the tracks behind Lambton Arena, near Dundas Street West and Scarlett Road, after officers encouraged them to leave peacefully.

"Most protesters were cooperative. Arrests were made when necessary," police said on Twitter.

"Our goal is always public safety and we will continue to work with our public and private sector partners to maintain the integrity of the city's critical infrastructure," police added.

Via Rail service resumes on most routes following weeks of disruption .
Via Rail Canada says full service has resumed on most of its routes on Saturday after weeks of disruption. The crown corporation says it is offering all services between Toronto-Montreal and Toronto-Ottawa. The only exceptions are trains 45 and 655, which are expected to be offered on Sunday.

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