25
February
2020
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19:29
America/New_York

Protesters Encouraged to Peacefully Leave Rail Tracks

Hamilton Police are monitoring a Wet’suwet’en solidarity protest on the Metrolinx rail tracks near the Bayview Junction in Hamilton.

On February 24, 2020, at approximately 5:00 p.m. Hamilton Police responded to reports of a number of people gathered on the rail tracks near the Bayview Junction. The protesters blocked the railway resulting in cancellation of service at the West Harbour GO, Hamilton GO, St. Catharines GO and Niagara Falls GO stations.

Hamilton Police respects everyone’s right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly. The primary goal is to preserve peace and maintain a safe environment for everyone. Police will continue to use discretion to balance the right to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly while also upholding the law.

The protesters have been served with an injunction by CN Rail to leave the area. Hamilton Police are encouraging protesters to abide by the injunction and peacefully leave the site.

Hamilton Police will continue to engage in communication with the protestors in order to work towards a peaceful resolution.