Thousand Islands Bridge access to U.S. blocked east of Kingston due to Wet’suwet’en protests

Global News has confirmed from U.S. customs officials the Thousand Islands Bridge is closed to the U.S. in response to a new blockade that was set up in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en protests taking place across the country.

The Thousand Islands Bridge is in Gananoque, just east of Kingston, Ont.

It is not confirmed at this time whether access from the U.S. to Canada has been blocked.

READ MORE: Wet’suwet’en protests: Here’s what’s happening across Canada

Railway blockades and protests in support of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs who opposed the 670-km Coastal GasLink pipeline have been taking place for three weeks.

Coastal GasLink has signed agreements with 20 elected Indigenous councils along the route but the $6.6-billion liquefied natural gas pipeline is opposed by the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs, who claim rights over the unceded land the pipeline will pass through.

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With files from David Lao and Kerri Breen

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