Wiikwemkoong and Manitoulin First Nations plan rally for Saturday
Wet'suwet'en Hereditary Chiefs from left, Rob Alfred, John Ridsdale, centre and Antoinette Austin, who oppose the Coastal Gaslink pipeline take part in a rally in Smithers B.C., on Friday January 10, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Solidarity rallies in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs continue across the north.
On Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m, Wiikwemkoong and Manitoulin First Nations representatives will hold a rally at the intersection of Highways 6 and 17 in Espanola.
Organizers say traffic will be stopped every 15 minutes on the hour and there will also be traffic slowdowns in between those times.
Manitoulin OPP say they know about the event but it is unclear if they will be on hand during the event.