Protests force Canadian Railway to close its eastern network

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The Canadian National Railway or CN Rail has announced it would shut its eastern network after indigenous-led demonstrators blocked rail lines for days.

The decision has forced the cancellation of nearly all passenger train services nationwide.

The protests are against the construction of a pipeline through an indigenous group’s traditional lands.

Al Jazeera’s Nicola Gage reports.

Protests force Canadian Railway to close its eastern network

The Canadian National Railway or CN Rail has announced it would shut its eastern network after indigenous-led demonstrators blocked rail lines for days. The decision has forced the cancellation of nearly all passenger train services nationwide. The protests are against the construction of a pipeline through an indigenous group’s traditional lands.

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