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University students from Halifax to Victoria holding marches and rallies to support Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs

BY , Mar 4, 2020 9:19 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Wet’suwet’en supporters form a line to halt the progress of a police vehicle at the B.C. legislature in Victoria, Monday, Feb.24, 2020. They are there in defiance of a court injunction restricting the blockage of entrances to the building. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dirk Meissner

University students from Halifax to Victoria and many places in between are holding marches and rallies to show support for Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs.

The group Indigenous Youth for Wet'suwet'en whose members have been camped on the steps of the BC legislature since last month released a statement saying students at more than 32 universities and many high schools have pledged to take part in today's rallies.

Posts on social media show groups of students marching at universities in Halifax, Kingston and London, while students at Simon Fraser University plan a demonstration at 2:30 this afternoon at the Burnaby Mountain Campus.

In Victoria, University of Victoria students walked out of class and gathered at the steps of the legislature joining Indigenous youth already there to voice continued opposition to the Coastal GasLink pipeline and RCMP patrols along the remote road leading to the construction site on Wet'suwet'en territory southwest of Houston.

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