Road closed in Hamilton as protesters gather in solidarity with B.C. pipeline protest

Published November 21, 2021 at 3:38 pm

Police say they’re monitoring an ongoing protest in Hamilton today (Nov. 21).

Protesters have gathered on Bay St between King and York in relation to the 15 people who were arrested on Friday (Nov. 19) in northern B.C. for blocking an access road used by Coastal GasLink pipeline workers.

RCMP have been moving in recent days to enforce an injunction against protesters who have set up blockades along the roads leading to the pipeline project in Houston, B.C., which is opposed by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and other groups.

In a statement late Friday, B.C. RCMP said 11 individuals, including the journalists, were arrested at “building-like structures” that had been erected along a road leading to a drilling site. Four other people were arrested at a different location after police were advised that a group of individuals were throwing rocks at industry vehicles, the release said.

Bay St between King and York in Hamilton is closed as the protest continues.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area as traffic will be affected.

Photo courtesy of @mjwhigginson on Twitter, with files from The Canadian Press

UPDATE: One person arrested after some protesters paint message onto Hamilton road

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