Sherbrooke joins growing wave of Wet’suwet’en demonstrations

By Gordon Lambie

The members of Bishop’s University’s Indigenous Cultural Alliance and le collectif Solidarité sans frontières organized a protest in downtown Sherbrooke on Monday afternoon in solidarity with the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en first nation in British Columbia. The local group joined a growing list of communities across Canada and around the world who are taking action to express their concern over the fight to prevent the construction of the TransCanada Coastal GasLink Pipeline across Wet’suwet’en land and, in particular, the actions of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in enforcing a BC Supreme court injunction from December to allow workers to access the land. Tehahtkatonnions Bush, one of two spokespeople for the groups organizing the local protest, spoke with The Record before the actions began saying that, for him, the event was all about making sure people know what is going on. See full story in the Tuesday, Feb. 11 edition of The Record.

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