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