Protestors, Counter-Protestors of Natural Gas Pipeline Project in Northern B.C. Meet at Saskatoon Train Crossing

Protestors and counter-protestors met in Saskatoon this afternoon at the train crossing of 20th street and avenue J south.

A group in support of the Wet’suwet’en people gathered at the railway to protest, while choosing not to blockade the tracks. Saskatoon Police were on scene to keep the peace and keep people away from the railway.

One of the protesters, Erica Violet Lee spoke on the reason the group was there.

“We have been saying over and over again that this is a peaceful protest, this is a peaceful action, we are doing it for our children, for future generations, for the land and the water, in solidarity with We’suwet’en people.”

Meanwhile a group had gathered at city hall as a counter protest to the railway blockades. Mark Friesen says the counter-protest was about the whole country.

“It’s about uniting for prosperity, our industries, and the driver. Everyone wants to protest and claim they need more this and they need more that. We have to be able to afford those programs. The only way we’re going to be able to afford that is with a healthy economy where everyone can prosper.”

The counter-protestors got word of what was happening and decided to go the 20th street location to get answers.

The two groups stood on opposite side of the tracks while Saskatoon Police continue to monitor the situation.


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