Four people have been arrested, police say, who occupied the rail tracks near Bayview Junction in Hamilton in a Wet’suwet’en solidarity protest earlier this week.
The demonstration, organized by a local anarchist collective, was in response to Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) moving to end a blockade by the Mohawks of Tyendinaga, of a rail line near Belleville, Ont. on Monday.
During the protest, as many as 30 people set fires on the railway lines and covered the tracks with ropes and signs. The protesters are supporting Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in opposition of building the $6-billion Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline.