Mercier Bridge Protest Targets Montreal Sewage Dump

Demonstrators say they hope to stop the release of eight billion litres of sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

Demonstrators say they hope to stop the release of eight billion litres of sewage into the St. Lawrence River.

CBC News

Around 40 demonstrators gather around banner reading ‘Save Our River’ as start of sewage dump looms

Around 40 people, some carrying a banner reading “Save Our River,” have gathered at the foot of the Mercier Bridge to protest the dumping of eight billion litres of untreated wastewater into the St. Lawrence River.

The City of Montreal is to begin the release of raw sewage around midnight after the controversial plan received the go-ahead from Environment Canada.

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Reports said protesters were blockading Route 132 in the direction of the Mercier Bridge. (Radio-Canada)

Protesters say they hope to stop the dump if possible and one group was headed toward a railway bridge nearby.

Another group was reported to be blocking Route 132 in the direction of the Mercier Bridge.

More to come.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/montreal-sewage-dump-protest-mercier-bridge-1.3313483

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