Students shut down St. George street in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en land defenders | The Varsity
Over 150 student activists blocked off a segment of St. George street during the afternoon of March 4 as part of a national student walkout in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en land defenders. The segment of St. George street from Harbord Street to Wilcocks Street was blocked off by Campus Police
during the walkout, which lasted from approximately 12:00–3:30 pm.
The Wet’suwet’en land defenders and their supporters have engaged in rail blockades since December in an attempt to stop a Coastal GasLink pipeline that was proposed on unceded
Wet’suwet’en territory. These protests are only the most recent actions that have taken place as part of a decade-long movement against the pipeline.
Protests in recent months were in response to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s raids in Wet’suwet’en territory.
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