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Traffic resumes after Wet'suwet'en supporters block International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie

Indigenous protesters have blocked the main entrance to the International bridge in Sault Ste. Marie, but the bridge is still open.
Protesters blocked the main entrance to the International Bridge in Sault Ste. Marie on Monday afternoon, following the taking down of a rail blockade in Tyendinaga earlier in the day. (Facebook )

Police in Sault Ste. Marie have reopened Queen Street and Albert Street to traffic following a blockade this morning.

Earlier today, Indigenous protesters blocked the main entrance to the International bridge in Sault Ste. Marie. The bridge remained open.

Protesters supporting the Wet'suwet'en blockades in B.C. set up on the Huron Street entrance to the bridge Monday afternoon.

That was just hours after another solidarity protest by Mohawks in Tyendinaga in southern Ontario was taken down by police. 

The truck entrance to the bridge off of Carmen's Way in downtown Sault Ste. Marie has now been open to all traffic heading to the United States.

Drivers coming into Canada from Michigan are asked to take the Queen Street West exit. 

 

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