Published on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 by Common Dreams

Demonstration by Tyendinaga Mohawks highlights lack of federal action on deaths of over 800 aboriginal women

– Andrea Germanos, staff writer

“2 OPP officers just arrived at blockade to speak with protesters Short conversation, waiting for Mohawk spokesperson pic.twitter.com/yEOBpl5Gv0” Via Twitter/JEROME LESSARD ‏@JL1Intell Scores of First Nations activists have blockaded a train line in Ontario on Wednesday as part of a day of action to call for justice for the over 800 murdered and missing indigenous women across Canada.

Similar actions have been held recently in response to a parliamentary report that failed to call for a full public inquiry into the deaths.

Wednesday’s action by Tyendinaga Mohawks is taking place in the Napanee area of Ontario, and is affecting trains on the Toronto – Montreal and Toronto – Ottawa routes, according to a statement issued by VIA Rail.

Twitter user Jerome Lessar/ @JL1Intell was documenting the action on Twitter:

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