Demonstrators have dismantled and left their Saint-Lambert rail blockade on Montreal’s south shore Friday evening after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called for an end to the rail blockades across Canada.
After being served with an injunction on Thursday, protesters continued to obstruct the tracks on Friday as local police officers blocked off the surrounding area to traffic.
Longueuil police remained at the blockade all day Friday but did not have to intervene to remove the protesters. Officers met with demonstrators next to their encampment several times over the afternoon before Trudeau called for the end to the rail blockades across country.
The Canadian National Railway obtained its request for an injunction on Thursday as demonstrators announced they had no intention of leaving their makeshift barricade in Saint-Lambert.
Quebec Premier François Legault said on Friday it’s up to them as to when and how to enforce the injunction, but that train stoppages must stop.