Detroit Continues Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en at the Tunnel to Canada

By Abayomi Azikiwe

There was a second weekly demonstration in downtown Detroit on Jefferson avenue near the tunnel at the United States-Canada border on Mon. Feb. 24, 2020 during rush hour.

The action was again in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en First Nation people in British Columbia in Western Canada.

This protest was called by the Moratorium NOW! Coalition and the Michigan Emergency Committee Against War & Injustice (MECAWI) along with other organizations which endorsed and participated.

The First Nation people are attempting to halt a gas pipeline being constructed by corporations on their lands. A leaflet circulated by activists at the scene of the manifestation in downtown Detroit said of the situation that: “For over 7 years, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada Corp), has tried to push a $6.6 billion, 670-kilometer
Coastal GasLink (CGL) fracked gas pipeline through Wet’suwet’en territory. The pipeline would carry fracked gas from Dawson Creek, B.C. to the coastal town of Kitimat, where LNG Canada’s processing plant would be located. The CGL pipeline is part of a $40 billion
fracked gas plan by LNG Canada to build and operate a terminal for the liquefaction, storage, and loading of liquefied natural gas. LNG Canada is the single largest private investment in Canadian history.”

(Photos by Abayomi Azikiwe, Pan-African News Wire).

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