Indigenous Rail Blockades Could Become Flashpoint For Far-Right Activity

The climate is rife for the conflict to “boil over” and threaten order, some experts say

2/22/2020

The climate is rife for the conflict to “boil over” and threaten order, some experts say

The climate is rife for the conflict to “boil over” and threaten order, some experts say.

launched a GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to pay for “gas” while he “[clears] railway blockades across the country one at a time.” Emotions were high in Saint-Lambert, Que., Thursday, as a crowd of citizens frustrated by the blockade on a suburban train line, which links the city to downtown Montreal, was growing around the protesters. Early in the morning, an unidentified man tried to dismantle part of the barricade , while swearing at the demonstrators. There were other skirmishes throughout the day, as everyone waited to see if the police would enforce an injunction obtained by CN to clear the railway. The ghost of Oka parallels between the Oka crisis and the current conflict grow, will we see groups of citizens threaten to take matters into their own hands, as they did in 1990? “During the Oka crisis, there were many serious incidents before the army was called in. It really got out of hand,” recalls Stéphane Leman-Langlois, co-director of the Observatory on Radicalization and Violent Extremism . In one of those incidents, counter-protesters threw rocks at a convoy of cars carrying women, children and elderly people being evacuated from the Kahnawake reserve as the army was moving in. A man in his 60s was hit in the thorax by a rock that flew through the windshield and died of a heart attack the following day. “The Ku Klux Klan was there,” says Oka crisis expert Pierre Trudel, who works as an associate researcher with the . “The conflict had been going on for 50 days, so racist groups, with varying levels of mobilization, were gathering people to attend protests.” Capture d'écran du documentaire Rocks At Whiskey Trench A screenshot from the documentary"Rocks at Whiskey Trench." Former police officer Yvon Poitras founded Solidarity Châteauguay, a militant group behind counter-protests that sometimes turned into riots to demand the Mercier bridge be reopened. “We were hearing rumours of ‘White Warriors’ who were planning on arming themselves to take back the bridge,” says Trudel. Thirty years later, Leman-Langlois believes “all the ingredients are there” for the far-right to meddle in the conflict. “There’s the little ‘law and order’ sauce. These people like being on the side of law and order. And then there’s a crisis that demands urgent intervention. That’s exactly what it takes to mobilize these people,” the Laval University professor told HuffPost Québec. RELATED Read more: HuffPost Canada

Well your damn if you do and damn if you don’t. lyndengill I’m so sick of this “far right” commentary. So, if you don’t agree with protestors shutting down our national infrastructure asshats like these can suggest you’re a “white supremacist” and make connections to the KKK, but sure - it’s EVERYONE ELSE that’s dangerous. 🤬🤬

Dear Mr. Policeman, These crazy protestors are violent and don’t want to stop. Please be very careful and don’t let them hurt you. Signed A law abiding citizen Then the cops need to make arrests of rabble rousers, on both sides, swiftly and decisively.

RBC monitors coronavirus and rail blockades as it reports Q1 profitRoyal Bank of Canada is monitoring the recent, novel coronavirus outbreak and rail blockades across the country, but says it's too early to see the full impact of either yet. The 'Royal Bank of Canada is monitoring rail blockades' Isn't 'monitoring' what we're already paying the police for? Need a month of blockades before it affects the ones that matter, the greedy financial institutions. Unfortunately they are way too cushioned from reality unless its frontline workers.

B.C. RCMP open door to leaving Wet’suwet’en territory in effort to end rail blockadesAn internal letter to B.C. RCMP members obtained by Global News details plans to meet with the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs and discuss removing a mobile detachment on their land. So breaking the law works in Canada? I see how it is KarlBelanger Let the lawsuits begin The real ones or the fakes?

MacKay replaces tweet about rail blockades after critics suggest he supports vigilantismFor the second time this month, Mr. MacKay has been embarrassed by a message posted on his social media accounts globepolitics Just what Canada needs = another pussy JeffreyLuscombe globepolitics Wonder who he threw under the bus for making the tweet this time?! globepolitics No more frat boys, Mmmmkay?

'Barricades must now come down,' PM Trudeau says of rail blockades'But please be reassured I will call anyone who does anything about it a racist!' Everyone should protest with hereditary chiefs, once bc gov can sell gas to china Vancouver/Victoria will be forced to use Hydro for heat at a cost 300% more than it cost today in order to pay for Site C boondoggle, protest now stop pipeline imo Totally outrageous and sad

Rail barricades could cut Canadian GDP growth by 0.2 percentage points: RBCMeanwhile, BMO’s chief economist says the greater worry could be potential damage to Canada’s reputation Recession is coming. Trudeau is a disaster how much more will the soul of Canada be corroded by not finally fairly reconciling the harm done to generations of FirstNations people? Potable water, affordable food, adequate housing, good healthcare including mental health care to treat inter-generational trauma, fix it

Barricades at rail crossings must now come down, Trudeau saysThe Prime Minister says repeated offers to meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs have not been accepted So by his very own standards he has just 'disqualified' himself from further consideration and input Be a good day for Canada if he wasn't such a hypocrite JT says take the barricades down. If the SJW’s don’t what will he do? More Dialogue and pandering or real action. Oh! I can hear those Mohawks shaking in their boots.



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