Montreal sewage dump: Kahnawake protesters block Mercier Bridge

Kahnawake Peacekeepers monitored the protest of a few dozen people at the foot of the bridge. (Alain Béland/Radio-Canada)

Kahnawake Peacekeepers monitored the protest of a few dozen people at the foot of the bridge. (Alain Béland/Radio-Canada)

Second night time demonstration to protest Montreal’s dumping of sewage into St. Lawrence

CBC News, Nov 12, 2015

Kahnawake Mohawks blocked an access ramp to the Mercier Bridge for the second night in a row to protest the City of Montreal’s controversial sewage dump into the St. Lawrence River.

Montreal’s plan to divert 8 billion litres of untreated wastewater into the river started Wednesday morning just after midnight.

The project will continue for a week after Mayor Denis Coderre said the city met conditions issued by Environment Canada.

Kahnawake Peacekeepers monitored the demonstration attended by a few dozen people. Access to the bridge by Highway 138 was blocked until 4 a.m. Thursday.

Carrying a banner marked “Save our River”, it was the second protest that day.

Students from Kahnawake Survival School held a walkout to protest the sewage dump around noon on Wednesday.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-sewage-dump-kahnawake-protesters-block-mercier-bridge-1.3315378

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Posted on November 12, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. who in their right mind would ok this ? it’s insane!!

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