Wednesday morning, west of Edmonton, the first rail line blockade to shut "down" Canada popped up in Alberta.
A ragtag group of protesters, reportedly organized in part by Climate Justice Edmonton, packed hundreds of kilograms of garbage on to a CN rail line near Acheson as part of the ongoing nationwide blockade movement against TC Energy's #CoastalGasLink pipeline near Houston, British Columbia.
However, unlike what's unfolding in the rest of the country, this blockade didn't last a day. A group of local men peacefully removed the blockade as shocked and horrified climate activists stood neutered nearby.
Pro energy convoy activists, United We Roll, organized a convoy to the blockade site earlier in the day but by the time they got there the blockade had already been dismantled.
But that didn't stop UWR organizer Glen Carritt and the gang from taking a victory lap at the protest site. I caught up to him west of Edmonton Wednesday evening to ask him his thoughts on the ongoing blockades.