Protests force Canadian Railway to close its eastern network

Protests against a planned pipeline have forced the closure of the third-largest rail network in North America.

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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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