Canada

Trudeau breaks off talks with First Nations, says "barricades must come down now"

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says after two weeks, the barricades on rail lines and other major transportation routes set up to protest a natural gas pipeline have to come down.

Speaking in Ottawa on Friday, he said the situation is unacceptable and untenable, with goods not moving and workers being laid off.

He said injunctions to clear tracks must be obeyed and the law must be upheld, and there’s no point making the same overtures to Indigenous leaders if they aren’t accepted.

This story will be updated.