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Protesters on Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge move to rear entrance
Protesters supporting the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in British Columbia have moved to the secondary entrance of the International Bridge. Feb. 28/2020 (Christian D'Avino)
SAULT STE. MARIE -- Protesters on Sault Ste. Marie’s International Bridge have shifted demonstrations to a separate location.
Demonstrators say the blockade on Huron Street was taken down on Thursday at around 3 p.m., following a water ceremony on the bridge.
"When we were on the bridge, customs came and took down the barrier," said a protester.
"My co-people here, they just didn’t put it back, yet."
According to protesters, a second blockade was put up at the rear entrance to the bridge, located off of Carmen’s Way, after one person sat on the roadway near the Duty Free.
"The lady is out there fasting, as part of the water ceremony. She’ll be there for four days and we don’t want to disturb her," said the protester.
Demonstrations on Sault Ste. Marie's International Bridge started last Monday at the Huron Street entrance in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs in British Columbia.
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