Widespread travel disruptions are expected to continue today after new blockades emerged in Ontario as part of ongoing protests in support of a British Columbia First Nation.
Commuter train trips west of Toronto could be delayed after protesters targeted a rail line in the city’s west end Tuesday evening.
The company that operates GO Transit warns a detour to get around demonstrations affecting a rail line to Milton, Ont., could add 30 to 45 minutes to travel times.
Toronto police say they were called to the demonstration Tuesday to keep the peace and limit disruption to “critical infrastructure.”
A number of people were arrested at the site overnight. Police tweeted that an exact number of arrests and the charges laid will be released “later this morning.”
Nationwide rail and road blockades have been popping up for weeks as a show of support for the hereditary chiefs of the Wet’suwet’en Nation in northwestern B.C. who oppose a natural gas pipeline project cutting across their traditional territory.
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