The Canadian police on Monday began moving against protesters who had set up transportation blockades around the country in sympathy with an Indigenous group’s campaign to halt construction of a natural gas pipeline to Canada’s West coast. The first blockade appeared on Thursday night and led to the shutdown of all rail passenger trains between Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. And to the north, another group was blocking freight and passenger rail traffic near Smithers, British Columbia. Early Monday morning, police arrested protesters who had effectively ended operations at a major port in Vancouver and Delta, British Columbia. The protests began after the Royal Canadian Mounted Police moved last week to enforce an injunction in British Columbia against Wet’suwet’en people who have been blocking road construction related to the pipeline, known as Coastal GasLink. The police are now stopping most people, including members of the Wet’suwet’en, […]