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January 17

Disruption of Port of Montreal during Rush Hour in Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Fighting Coastal GasLink

Report on recent action in Montreal in solidarity with the ongoing Wet’suwet’en struggle against Coastal GasLink and the RCMP. Originally posted to Montreal Counter-Info.

This morning around 7:30am, about sixty people enraged by the invasion of Wet’suwet’en land by Coastal GasLink and the RCMP gathered in the east of Montreal. They blocked the intersection of Pie-IX Boulevard and Notre-Dame Street East in the middle of rush hour, in order to disrupt access to the Port of Montreal as well as downtown via Autoroute 720.

Banners were deployed reading “GTFO of Wet’suwet’en land” and “Solidarity with Indigenous Sovereignties”, and flyers explained the reasons for the action to motorists.

Leaving flaming barricades, the group marched westward on Notre-Dame, forming a roving blockade and building more barricades on its way.

The repressive anti-demonstration arsenal of the Montreal police fortunately did not show up, because the call to action was not spread using social media. A couple cop cars showed up toward the end.

Faced with a state seeking to destroy all relationships to the land that are not submitted to the economy, especially indigenous stewardship of indigenous land, disrupting the colonial economy is an appropriate and necessary response.

For the proliferation of offensives against the Canadian state, its economy, its social peace, and each facet of the colonial catastrophe!

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Montreal Counter-info aspires to provide a space for anarchists in Montreal to diffuse their ideas and actions across overlapping networks and tendencies, outside the realm of leftist or corporate media projects. We want to encourage consistent reflection, critique, and engagement with the projects of revolt and struggle happening in this city. We want this project to contribute to clarifying ideas, sharpening practices, finding common points of departure, and exploring differences in projects and initiatives.

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