The blockade, which was organized by the Antifa group Wet’suwet’en Strong: Hamilton Solidarity, was set up Monday night at the Bayview Junction, a major hub for train traffic from both the Niagara region and Chicago, in response to arrests of Mohawk First Nations blockaders yesterday outside of the city of Belleville. The blockaders say they intend to stay “indefinitely.”
“Come for a couple hours or stay for the night, and bring your friends! If you plan on coming out, dress warmly, bring blankets and sleeping bags, and snacks are always welcome. If you can’t make it out, please help spread the word and share this with your networks,” they wrote.
The same Antifa website has previously called for supporters and activists to commit illegal acts of sabotage along the Canadian rail system and has also taken credit for several incidents in and around the province of Ontario.