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Edmonton rail protestors issued emergency injunction

Last Updated Feb 20, 2020 at 6:10 am MDT

EDMONTON (660 NEWS) – An emergency injunction was issued and read out to those behind a blockade that popped up on a CN Rail line in Edmonton this morning.

Protesters saying they’re showing solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs opposing a natural gas pipeline were preventing trains moving through the area this morning.

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This was the first such blockade in Alberta.

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CN Police showed up to read out the injunction after CN Rail got an emergency court order this afternoon.

Most of the protestors have since left the area.