27 Photos From Wet'suwet'en Solidarity Protests Across Canada That Show Their Incredible Passion
Canadians are protesting from coast to coast to coast.
Across the country, people are coming out in droves and standing in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en people. From coast to coast there have been demonstrations and peaceful protests for weeks now. These 27 Wet'suwet'en solidarity protest photos from all over Canada show just how much people care about the issue at hand by showing their support.
For weeks people across the country have been standing in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation and in opposition of a pipeline and the RCMP moving into the territory to enforce an injunction.
That injunction from a B.C. court is about giving access to a site for the pipeline to be built.
After the RCMP moved in, Wet’suwet’en Hereditary Chief Na’Moks told reporters that "our people are peaceful, our supporters are peaceful but they came in with armed forces to remove people that were peaceful doing the right thing, at the right time for the right reasons."
According to APTN News, all 20 of the elected bands along the route of the Coastal GasLink pipeline voted in favour of it but the hereditary chiefs of Wet'suwet'en didn't.
With ongoingacross the country, it shows that lots of people express support for the First Nations group.
Even climate activist Greta Thunberg joined the conversation and, "Support the Wet’suwet’en Nation and the pipeline protests happening now in Canada!"
Here are 27 photos from demonstrations across the country.
Many peaceful protests and demonstrations have happened in Toronto, including one through the streets on Family Day and others on railway tracks.
In Edmonton, Indigenous youth occupied the lobby of the Enbridge Centre in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.
For days, people blocked the three entrances to thein support and there were also demonstrations at Granville Street Bridge.
Moncton, New Brunswick
On the east coast, people in Moncton rallied to stop the Coastal GasLink pipeline and to support the Wet’suwet’en people.
Supporters marched to the busiest intersection in Chilliwack with signs that read "Hands off the land" and "They stole the children from the land, now they steal the land from the children."
Thunder Bay, Ontario
Peaceful protests also happened in Thunder Bay, with people marching down streets holding signs and flags.
This supporter in Manitoba had a sign that is a clap back at Andrew Scheer who said that protesters and activists
People came out in droves and occupied the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia.support for those protesting at the government building.
At the Confederation Bridge in P.E.I., people came out with signs that said: "We stand with Wet'suwet'en" and showed their support.
Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory
One of the most well-known protests happening in the country might be the one happening.
Land defenders have been there since February 6 and said they won't leave until the RCMP leaves the Wet'suwet'en territory.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
In Niagara Falls, demonstrations happened on both the Canadian and American sides of the Rainbow Bridge in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation.
Supporters also came out in Guelph recently to show their solidarity with signs that said "Protect land defenders" and "Shut down Canada."
In our nation's capital, Indigenous youth and allies occupied the Ministry of Justice building condemning the raids by the RCMP.
There were also demonstrations on a bridge in the Syilx Territory in Kelowna, with people standing in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.
In Winnipeg, there was a Walk for Wet’suwet’en at the Manitoba Legislature where people gathered in solidarity, peace and respect.