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Al Jazeera 14 Feb 2020

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.


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