Fuck Colonialism

Stumbled upon this flash mob in Saint Henri Sunday afternoon. They stopped a passenger train.

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Train is stopped fairly early in its journey from out of downtown Montreal.

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I was there about 10 minutes and then everyone just left and it was regular pedestrian traffic again.
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Apparently, “They are opposed to an oil exploration project on the Gaspé Peninsula” according to this article.

Seems to me that train could have left a lot earlier than it did but I would guess that the police were holding things up as they investigated the “crime scene.”

About 45 minutes later I saw some cops in riot gear hanging out on Notre Dame street, no doubt clocking in some OT.

Bonus shot – taken of a fence with the stopped train in the background about 10 minutes before I came upon the scene at the rail crossing.

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