Wet’suwet’en solidarity protests: How Canadian law protects demonstrators

As the demonstrations in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en Nation hereditary chiefs halted trains across the country for the seventh day on Wednesday, many have questioned the legality of the protests.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the government recognizes the “important democratic right” of peaceful protest but said Canada is a “country of the rule of law.”

“And we need to make sure those laws are respected,” he told reporters in Senegal.

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