‘It’s not over,’ warrior chief says after Harcourt pipeline rail blockade dismantled

Pipeline protesters spent Monday taking down their tents and gathering up supplies at a rail blockade along Route 126 in Harcourt, N.B.

“They planned on having this for 72 hours. Seventy-two hours is up today, and we are going to dismantle the camp,” said John Levi, warrior chief from Elsipogtog First Nation.

Levi said the First Nation’s grandmothers chose to stand in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in protest of the the Coastal Gaslink pipeline.

“There (are) a lot of angry people right now and not just Indigenous people, but also the surrounding allies,” said Levi.

Flo Gallant is one of those allies. She was at the blockade to show her support for protesters.

“What they are doing to the native people is not fair,” she said.

She says she doesn’t agree with prime minister trudeau’s call for police to enforce injunctions and bring down the barricades.

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