During the night of November 22 to 23, the rail line of the industrial port of Matane was sabotaged. After the blockades of the last few days, this action reveals another form of action, the disabling of infrastructures.
A communiqué was transferred in which “friends of the lower river” explained their approach and their precautions:
We have sabotaged the railroad line of the industrial port of Matane. The port of Matane is one of the largest in Eastern Quebec. We melted a section of the rails with thermite*. To make sure that no train would derail we tied the two rails together with copper wire so that the alarm signal would go to CN. We took care to block the rails a few hundred meters further on each side to add a layer of security. Fluorescent ropes were even added. This action is in response to the call from the Wet’suwet’en. We will no longer tolerate the colonial violence of expropriation. Hands off Yintah and all sovereign indigenous territories right now.
If this continues, we will increase the pressure. With this statement, we invite everyone to gather, discuss and develop plans for struggle. Whether it’s banners hanging everywhere, demonstrations, blockades, public discussions, sabotage; conspire.
From Yintah to Appalachia, shutdown Canada!
For those of you who would like to answer the Wet’suwet’en call while diversifying the means of action, you can find here: 16 easy ways to block a railroad – From the anti-nuclear movement to decolonial struggles. (in French)